ORLANDO, Fla. - It's been one year since a man opened fire in a Casselberry salon where three people were killed and the man's ex-girlfriend was put into a coma for months.
A very emotional Marcia Santiago told those in attendance that Friday marks one year since she was shot five times and then watched her friends die.
Santiago said she wants her story to inspire domestic violence victims to speak up. She said too many people are scared to say anything, but that it could save their lives.
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The people Santiago spoke to included city workers and community members who help domestic violence victims.
The event for the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Workshop was also for people who may have wanted to get more information about legal help and options for victims.
Santiago said while Friday is a sad day to remember, she has moved on and will continue to do so.