Seal Beach to discuss shootings at town hall meeting

Seal Beach shooting vigil

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The Seal Beach community held a candlelight vigil Oct. 13, 2011, the day after the worst mass shooting in Orange County history.

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A poster hung on a wall at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach shows two victims of the shooting. One of those pictured is Michelle Fournier the ex-wife of the alleged killer.

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A mourner places flowers at the site of a mass killing in Seal Beach that took place the day before on October 12, 2011. A stream of people stopped by throughout the day to grieve.

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Someone had placed a cross at the foot of the driveway of Scott Dekraai's home near Seal Beach, California.

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A poem left at the site of a mass shooting in Seal Beach.

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Friends of those killed in Salon Meritage on Oct. 12 prayed as they arrived at a press conference near the Seal Beach pier on Wednesday.

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A makeshift memorial to the nine victims of Oct. 12 shooting appeared overnight on the lawn in front of Salon Meritage in the small coastal community of Seal Beach.


The city of Seal Beach will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the Oct. 12 shootings that rattled the community and left eight dead. Officials say they called the town hall to answer questions about the investigation. Counselors will also be on hand and discuss the community's grieving and methods of coping with the tragedy.

The meeting will be held Thursday Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. and is expected to provide an update from officials on the shooting spree at the Meritage beauty salon.

Police arrested Scott Dekraai shortly after the shootout and charged him with the killings. Prosecutors say Dekraai was involved in a child custody battle with his ex-wife, who worked at the salon and died from her injuries.

The lone survivor of the mass shooting was 73-year old Harriet Stretz, whose hairstylist daughter was killed.

Dekraai is currently being held without bail, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

The meeting will be held at McGaugh ElementarySchool in Seal Beach.

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