Domestic abuse victims, abusers react to Azana Salon report

MILWAUKEE (WITI) --  A day after hundreds of documents were released by the Brookfield Police Department regarding the Azana Salon Shooting, victims and abusers of domestic violence are reacting.

"It's more common than you think.  You know a lot of woman don't talk about it. A lot of women put it under the rug, for a minute I did the same thing, says domestic violence victim Jennifer Jackson.  She says the Azana report has opened up old emotional wounds.  She was one of a few dozen who met at the Destiny church in Milwaukee on Saturday. March 2nd, 2013 for a domestic abuse retreat.

The day long meeting brought former abusers and victim's in the same room, with the same goal.  To put a spotlight on the issue.

"We have to stop pretending it don't exist and we have to actually take steps to prevent this happening anymore," says former abuser Antonio Wilkens.