Lana VanDyke says she is trying to get images of a deadly shooting out of her head. She was working at a bakery when she heard gun shots next door at a Casselberry salon.
"I don't know what I was thinking bout, I just ran and ran into the shooter," she said. "I saw him face to face, he just look at me. I look at him, he put his gun in his pocket and he walk away."
She ran over to help the women lying on the floor.
"I saw bodies on the floor. I checked their pulse, they didn't breathe, so one girl, I found, she was breathing very hard. She was shot in the head. We just tried to push on her wounds to stop the bleeding," she said.
Police say eight people were inside the salon when the suspect, Bradford Baumet, opened fire. Some of those inside went running out the back door, while others were hiding in the bathroom. Killed in the shooting were Gladys Cabrera, Noelia Gonzalez-Brito, and Eugenia "Mari" Marte. Marcia Santiago was seriously injured. Police said, after the shooting, Baumet drove himself to a home in Winter Park where he took his own life.
Baumet was Santiago's ex-boyfriend. The two had gotten into a fight at the salon just last week. Baumet was served a domestic violence injunction this month and was supposed to appear in court Thursday, but instead he went to the salon.
VanDke says going to work will never be the same, adding, "They were very nice ladies. They come to our store to buy food for lunch. It's a devastating loss. They were very very nice girls."