Seal Beach shooting: Soccer team gathers at vigil
The girls from the Beach Futbol Club gathered in their yellow soccer shirts Thursday night as a vigil was set to begin at the site where eight people were slain in a Seal Beach shooting rampage.
They were their because of Michele Daschbach Fast, whose husband was a coach for the Seal Beach-area soccer club. The couple's daughter, Lisa Fast, is a midfielder on the squad, team members said. She will be celebrating her 16th birthday this weekend.
The girls held candles. Some were crying as several hundred people gathered at a memorial of flowers, notes and balloons outside of Salon Meritage, where police said Scott Evans Dekraai committed the deadliest shooting in Orange County history.
The girls remembered Michelle Daschbach Fast as a generous person who watched over the players on the squad.
"She really felt like a second mother to us," said Kristen Buono, 15.
[For the record, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 14: An earlier version of this post incorrectly spelled Michele Daschbach Fast as Michelle Daschbach.]
-- Ricardo Lopez in Seal Beach
Photo: Members of the Beach Futbol Club pay their respects during a candlelight vigil at the Salon Meritage hair salon on Thursday. Credit: Lori Shepler / Reuters