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Benefit Fund Set for Azana; Autopsy Reports Released

Donations can be made to Associated Bank to spa victims and their families. Three women remain hospitalized with one released Monday. The results of the autopsies on three women who died showed multiple gunshot wounds.

Update Oct. 26: Froedtert Hospital on Friday released the third of four women wounded in Sunday's mass shooting at Azana Salon & Spa. The fourth woman remains in satisfactory condition.

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Associated Bank has set up a benefit fund for the victims of Azana Salon & Spa shootings and their familes.

Donations can be dropped off at any Associated Bank branch or mailed to the Associated Bank at 1 N. Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI, 53045. BMO Harris Bank, 1433 Pabst Farm Circle in Oconomowoc, also set up a benefit account for the Maelyn Lind famiy.

Eight children lost their mothers in Sunday's mass shooting at the spa: Zina Haughton's two daughters, Cary Robuck's two daughters and Maelyn Lind's daughter and three sons.

All three mothers worked at the spa, with Robuck and Lind holding down other jobs as well to make ends meet with their spouses or partners.

The women lost their lives and four other women — three Azana employees and one customer — were injured in Sunday's mass shooting by Haughton's estranged husband.

Victims suffered multiple gunshots

The Waukesha County Medical Examiner's office released its autopsy reports Tuesday, saying Lind had a gunshot wound in the head and chest; Robuck had a gunshot wound to the neck; and Haughton, the main target, received "multiple gunshot wounds."

Radcliffe Haughton committed suicide by a gunshot to his head, according to a news release by Brookfield police.

One woman was released from the hospital Monday. Three women remained hospitalized Tuesday, all in satisfactory condition, one of whom was upgraded from critical, according to Froedtert Hospital. UPDATE: A second woman was released Wednesday.

Area spas sent messages of support to Azana's staff and clients on Azana's Facebook page, with Azana thanking everyone for their prayers and love. Azana's owner planned to speak publicly Tuesday afternoon.

Comments also are gathering on a separate Facebook page, Azana Salon Spa Shooting Memorial.

Fuddruckers helped first responders

Also, a wife of a Brookfield police officer heaped praised on Fuddruckers Restaurant for helping feed and shelter as needed law enforcement officers and paramedics who worked all day and into the evening Sunday. Fuddruckers is located just west of Brookfield Square mall, where authorities staged much of their efforts.

Many others also wrote on Fuddruckers' Facebook page, thanking them for helping the first responders.

"In a day of images that will forever change these people’s lives, YOU Fuddruckers stepped up and became a bright spot in their days by doing something so wonderful, by doing something so seemingly simple to some – YOU took care of OUR family," a police officer's wife wrote. "So from our family to yours let us say THANK YOU!

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Jim Price October 24, 2012 at 04:13 AM
So terribly sorry for the victims and their families and friends, so thankful for Associated Bank for stepping up. And good for Fuddruckers for helping out our emergency responders. As a journalist who was there, I want to credit another business – Red Robin restaurant – that also stayed open and served free food and drinks to police and firefighters even though it is directly across from the Azana Spa and Salon. The Red Robin managers and staff were heroes in their own right, working with smiles while in the line of fire.

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