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Seal Beach mass shooting memorialized

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Many gathered on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, for a vigil to remember the first anniversary of a deadly salon shooting in Seal Beach.

Many gathered on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, for a vigil to remember the first anniversary of a deadly salon shooting in Seal Beach. (KABC Photo)

Seal Beach marked the one-year anniversary of a shooting massacre at the Salon Meritage hair salon.

The shooting killed eight people. It was the worst mass murder in Orange County history. Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the crime.

Friday morning there was special memorial mass at Saint Anne's Catholic Church to honor the victims of the tragedy.

Thursday night there was a candlelight vigil with hundreds of people in attendance held at Eisenhower Park

The accused gunman, 42-year-old Scott Dekraai, has pleaded not guilty to the eight murders and is awaiting trial. Dekraai is accused of planning to murder his ex-wife, who was a stylist at the salon. She was one of the victims.

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