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Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the Azana Spa shooting

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Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the Azana Spa shooting

By Michele Fiore. CREATED Oct 18, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct 21, 2013

BROOKFIELD - Life will never be the same for the families of three women who worked at the Azana Salon in Brookfield.

Exactly one year ago today, a gunman walked in and opened fire, killing Zina, Mae Lynn and Cary.

"Can't believe it's already been a year, yea, today," said Elvin Daniel, Zina's brother.

We asked how his parents are doing. He said they're not doing well.

"I mean, my dad lost his baby daughter," said Daniel.

Zina's family doesn't call her Zina Haughton anymore. They'd like her to be known as Zina Daniel.  They wonder whether she'd be alive today if there had been universal background checks. It was Zina's estranged husband who was able to purchase a gun despite his past."

"So I asked Congress how many more killings before we decide that a background check needs to be done on all gun sales?" questioned Daniel.

Daniel joined those touched by the Azana story outside the Milwaukee office Monday of U.S. Senator Ron Johnson.

There, Daniel was given more than a thousand letters from supporters, hoping to change the law. He plans to present them to lawmakers when he travels to Washington, D.C. later this month.

Anneliese Dickman with the Wisconsin chapter of Moms Demand Action attended Monday's rally.

"In the past year, abusers with guns have taken from us in Wisconsin mothers, hairstylists, and cops walking the beat," said Dickman.

Amy Sies is a former client of Azana who felt she needed to be at Monday's rally.

"When it happened, in the news, I'm visualizing where I would have been getting a massage, you know, upstairs. It's terrifying to think," said Sies.

Hours after the rally, Daniel joined others at a candlelight vigil to honor the Azana victims. It was held at Milwaukee city hall.

Michele Fiore

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Michele Fiore joined TODAY’S TMJ4 in 2013 after spending two years as a part-time reporter/anchor for our sister station, Newsradio 620 WTMJ.