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Seal Beach shooting: Lone survivor released from hospital

October 17, 2011 |  4:39 pm

The sole survivor out of nine people shot by a gunman at a Seal Beach salon last week was released from the hospital Monday, police spokesman Sgt. Steve Bowles said.

Hattie Stretz, 73, was critically injured when a gunman opened fire at the Salon Meritage last Wednesday.

The woman's daughter, Laura Elody, worked at the salon as a stylist and was one of the eight people killed in what was the deadliest shooting in Orange County history.

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The alleged shooter, Scott Evans Dekraai, was arrested, and Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas has said he will seek the death penalty.

Dekraai was allegedly targeting his ex-wife, who worked at the salon. The two were embroiled in a custody dispute.


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Photo: Community comes together in Seal Beach in a massive memorial after shootings. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times