Seal Beach salon where shooting rampage occurred reopens

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SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California hair salon where a shooting rampage left eight people dead last year has reopened its door.

Hundreds of supporters attended Salon Meritage’s opening in Seal Beach on Sunday, where survivors of the shooting released butterflies to mark the occasion.

Prosecutors say a gunman sprayed the salon with bullets in October 2011 after arguing with his ex-wife over custody of their young son. The woman, who was a stylist, and the salon owner were among the dead.

The owner’s widow, Sandi Fannin, told the Orange County Register the salon’s reopening was a symbol of good winning over evil. Fannin was one of six employees of the old salon who will return to work.

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