A shooting occured Wednesday, October 12 at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, CA. At this time six people are reported dead according to the Los Angeles Times. The Seal Beach police reported that a suspect is in custody.
Our thoughts are with Salon Meritage and their family and friends.
A bitter custody battle between Scott Dekraai and his ex-wife hairstylist Michelle Fournier over their eight year old son is suspected to be part of the motive behind the shooting. Michelle Fournier was working at Salon Meritage at the time of the shooting and was one of the eight victims fatally shot. A ninth victim is in critical care. The names of the victims killed released by Seal Beach Police are are the salon's owner Randy Lee Fannin, 62, Victoria Ann Buzzo, 54, Lucia Bernice Kondas, 65, Laura Lee Elody, 46, Christy Lynn Wilson, 47, Michelle Marie Fournier, 48, Michelle Daschbach, 47, and David Caouette, 64.
A candlelight vigil will take place outside the salon at 8p.m. on October 13.
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