One week after Azana shooting, Brookfield community works to move forward
BROOKFIELD -- Sunday, October 28th marks one week since the shooting at the Azana Salon and Spa, when three were killed (including the gunman's wife), and four were injured. The gunman, 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton eventually turned the gun on himself inside the salon.
Those killed in the shooting include Zina Haughton, Cary Robuck of Racine and Maelyn Lind of Oconomowoc. Those injured have not yet been officially identified, although FOX6 News learned shortly after the shooting that all are females, ages 22, 30, 32 and 40.
At Brookfield's St. John Vianney Catholic Church one week after the shooting, Rev. Phillip Bogacki helped members of the Brookfield community to move forward.
"People here have been impacted. We understand the power of mercy, forgiveness and healing. One of the best things we can do in the midst of tragedy is remember that we need to move on and we need to be supportive and to be joyful about life," Rev. Phillip Bogacki said.
Across the street at Brookfield's City Hall, Mayor Steve Ponto reflected on the past week.
"My heart really goes out to the people who had to live through such terror," Mayor Ponto said.
Mayor Ponto commended the work of Brookfield police and other first responders.
"I think people should take pride and comfort in the tremendous job people did in our protective services here in Brookfield," Mayor Ponto said.
The Azana Salon and Spa sat quiet on Sunday. It is a place changed forever after the tragedy just one week ago, but community leaders say they hope for healing for the community, and hope to continue to move forward.
FOX6 News has learned the owner of Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield may announce on Monday, October 29th when her business will be reopening to the public. That announcement was made on Azana's Facebook page.
Meanwhile, funerals were held on Friday, October 26th for Cary Robuck and on Sunday, October 28th for Maelyn Lind.
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