Police say the gunman was 42-year-old Scott Evans Dekraai of Huntington Beach. The Orange County district attorney will outline the charges at a morning news conference. His victims were Randy Lee Fannin, Victoria Ann Buzzo, Lucia Bernice Kondas, Laura Lee Elody, Christy Lynn Wilson, Michele Fast, David Caouette, and Michelle Marie Fournier, Dekraai's ex-wife. Fournier was a hair stylist at the salon – and apparently his main target. Dekraai’s neighbors and Fournier’s salon customers say the two were embroiled in a custody battle over their young son. But it not clear so many others were shot and killed. Jerry Roman is among those who paid tribute outside the salon."To think that innocent people got up yesterday thinking they were going to live their life like any other day just come down here and get your hair done and some guy decides he wants to punish everybody." Reverend Joshua Reeves is minister of the Center for Spiritual Living, across the street from Salon Meritage. Since the shooting, Reeves has been counseling friends and neighbors. "We’re heart broken, we’re angry we’re frustrated and we’re overwhelmed. Although it’s discomforting for some of us to face that if we don’t accept where we are first there will be no moving forward," says Reeves. "We’re so tight knit and so many of us have worked so hard to cultivate and environment of peace not just with lack of crime but in how we communicate with one another so for a tragic event like this to happen is just shocked the nervous system of the town." Reeves says suggests celebrating the lives of those who died by doing something they would have enjoyed - or simply by taking time to be grateful for the small things. The reverend says that’s a healthy first step toward healing Seal Beach – and everyone who lives there.
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