City of Brookfield rallies behind families of spa shooting victims
WTMJ News Team
Cody Holyoke reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
BROOKFIELD- As Brookfield police work on their investigation, the City of Brookfield is rallying around the familes and friends of the shooting victims.
Churches across the area opened their doors for the people affected by Radcliffe Houghton's shooting spree.
"We wanted to create a place where people could come and do a little processing," says Brookfield Congregational Church Rev. Kathleen Rinear.
Lisette Hernandez needed that support. The woman was good friends with Maelyn Lind and Zina Houghton -- two of people killed in the shooting. Hernandez last spoke with the shooter's wife two weeks ago.
"When something like this happens, you don't realize the depth of the pain and the flood of emotion," says Lisette Hernandez. "Recently, you could really tell the toll by looking at her. She just looked like someone who had been struggling."
Brookfield police are looking into the relationship between Zina and her husband. In recent police reports, the woman told officers she was worried for her safety.
Police won't comment, but city leaders want to assure the public a full-scale investigation is underway.
"We want to have a clear understanding of everything that's happened, and there's going to be a detailed timeline on this," explains Brookfield Mayor Steven Ponto.
Community members want the victims' friends and families to know they have their backs.