Friend & client of woman injured in Brookfield mass shooting tells her story

MILWAUKEE -- Liz Senn was on her way to the Azana Salon & Spa for her appointment early Sunday afternoon, October 21st and was greeted by sirens and emergency vehicles. She said she immediately worried about her stylist and friend -- who would end up being one of the shooting victims.

Three were killed and four were injured when 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton entered the Azana Salon & Spa and opened fire, before turning the gun on himself.

Senn had a pedicure scheduled for Sunday afternoon with her nail artist and friend, Sarah Maldonado.

"She's just a beautiful person. She really is. Smiling, always very friendly. You see her interact with the people at Azana. You see her interact with her other customers," Senn said.

Maldonado is one of four women who survived the shooting but was injured and taken to the hospital. Two of those injured have since been released from the hospital, while the other two are listed in satisfactory condition. Froedtert Hospital is not identifying which patients have been released.

Senn attended Maldonado's wedding this spring and heard stories from her in the weeks leading to the big day. Senn says for her life to end where it's at right now would have been something she couldn't accept.

Maldonado changed the profile picture on her Facebook page Wednesday, October 24th to show Cary Robuck of Racine, who died on Sunday. Her new cover photo includes Zina Haughton -- the wife of the shooter, who was also killed. The cover photo also includes an Eskimo proverb about lost loved ones. Her updates were accompanied by several well wishes.

Senn tells FOX6 News she's positive she'll once again walk into a pedicure appointment with her friend.

"She's got a lot of people who care for her and a lot of people who seem to appreciate being her friend because she is a very, very positive person," Senn said.

An account has been set up to benefit the families of all seven shooting victims. You can make a donation to the Azana Fund at any Associated Bank location. One of the organizers says the group is also in the process of putting together fundraisers.

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