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Police release new details on Seal Beach shooting victims

October 12, 2011 | 10:32 pm

Seal Beach salon shooting
The shooting rampage at a Seal Beach salon claimed the lives of six women and two men, police said Wednesday night.

Five of the women and one of the men were pronounced dead at the scene at Salon Meritage in the bustling area of shops, restaurants and salons on Pacific Coast Highway, the Seal Beach Police Department said in an evening news conference.

One man and two women were taken in critical condition to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, where the man and one of the women died, police said.

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No names of the victims have been released by authorities, but friends and a relative said salon owner Randy Fannin was among those slain by a gunman apparently enraged over a custody dispute with his ex-wife, who worked as a stylist.


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Photo: Judy Watson, left, consoles Livia Chiurazzni near Salon Meritage. Chiurazzni works at the salon next door. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times