Crowdfunding Used to Try to Save the Home of Seal Beach Mass Shooting's Final Victim

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to save the home of David Caouette, the last of eight people fatally shot in the worst mass shooting in Orange County history.

Caouette was gunned down outside Salon Meritage in Seal Beach on Oct. 12, 2011.

Now, his widow is struggling to save their home of 28 years.

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Danielle Telep, the girlfriend of the Caouettes' son Paul, has started the campaign here:

As of Thursday evening, $4,660 had been raised toward a goal of $450,000.

Here is Telep's pitch:

Dave Caouette was a victim during the Seal Beach Salon Meritage shooting spree. Dave was the last victim shot while sitting in his Land Rover outside of the Salon. He was a Vietnam Vet and served his Country for three tours. As a result of Dave's murder, his wife Paula Caouette is losing their home of 28 years. Dave and Paula were married for over 40 years, however their life together began at the young age of 12 years old. Paula is a beautiful and extremely selfless person, whom does not deserve this tragic chain of events. Our goal is to help Paula and save her house.

The death penalty is being sought for the presumed Salon Meritage mass shooter Scott Evans Dekraai of Huntington Beach.

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