Civic leaders in Seal Beach announced Saturday the establishment of a fund to benefit the families of the victims killed in a rampage shooting at a beauty salon in Seal Beach earlier this week.
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The "Seal Beach Victims' Fund" account is being established at the Bank of America, 208 Main St. by the City of Seal Beach, the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Watson and Associates -- the owner of the shopping center at 500 Pacific Coast Highway where Scott Evans Dekraai of Huntington Beach allegedly killed his ex-wife and seven others Wednesday.
"This tragedy has touched the community of Seal Beach in many ways, one of which is the outpouring of sympathy and support for the families of this senseless act of violence," said Seal Beach Mayor Pro Temp Gary Miller. "I'm pleased to announce that the city and the business community have come together to establish a fund which will benefit the immediate families of the victims of the crime."
Donations may be mailed or delivered to the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce or the Bank of America with checks made payable to the "Seal Beach Victims' Fund." Credit cards will also be accepted.
"I am so proud how this community has united in the face of such a tragedy,"said Nat Ferguson, president of the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce. "This fund provides yet another way for the community to help the immediate families who are also victims."