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Seal Beach salon shooting: Candlelight vigil held for 1st anniversary

October 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
It was an emotional gathering in Seal Beach Thursday night as many came together to remember the first anniversary of a deadly shooting at a salon.

It will be one year ago Friday that a gunman opened fire at Salon Meritage, killing eight people. It was the worst mass murder in Orange County history.

The candlelight vigil was held at Eisenhower Park, a few blocks from where the shooting took place. Friends and relatives of the victims are still struggling to deal with the tragedy.

"None of us will ever be the same after this horrible tragedy, but love and goodness has to win out over hate and evil," said Sandi Fannin, former salon co-owner.

The accused gunman, 42-year-old Scott Dekraai, has pleaded not guilty to the eight murders and is awaiting trial.


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