Communities united by shootings, tragedy & hope

Tears streaming down his face,  Lafayette Consolidated Government councilman Kenneth Boudreaux openly grieved at the altar of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

On Tuesday, day two of the One Acadiana Leadership Exchange to the city, Boudreaux and others visited the church where, on June 17, a gunman with extreme racist views walked in on an evening Bible study and shot 10 people, killing nine.



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