Seal Beach shooting: Police release names of eight who were killed
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Seal Beach police on Thursday released the names of the eight victims who were killed in the Salon Meritage shooting rampage.
The victims are: Victoria Ann Buzzo of Laguna Beach, David Caouette of Seal Beach, Laura Lee Elody of Huntington Beach, Randy Lee Fannin of Murrieta, Lucia Bernice Kondas of Huntington Beach, Michele Daschbach Fast of Seal Beach, Michelle Marie Fournier of Los Alamitos and Christy Lynn Wilson of Cerritos.
Fournier's ex-husband Scott Dekraai walked into the busy salon Wednesday afternoon and opened fire as victims fell to the ground and others scrambled for safety, police said. One 73-year-old woman was critically wounded and remained hospitalized Thursday.
Dekraii appeared to be targeting Fournier, friends and family members said. The two were locked in a bitter custody battle over their 8-year-old son, according to court records.
[For the record, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 14: An earlier version of this incorrectly spelled Michele Daschbach Fast's first name.]
— Robert J. Lopez
Photo: Notes, chalk messages, flowers and balloons form a memorial for victims of the mass shooting at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times