Shooting victim’s former coworkers at Beauty Dungeon step up to help with funeral costs

Posted at 6:38 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 22:47:00-05

“Being an esthetician was a really big part of her life and it was one of the biggest accomplishments for her,” said Veronica Gonzalez, a former colleague of Prado.

21-year-old Gabbie Prado spent most of her time at Beauty Dungeon.

“We’re like her second family, we’re here six days a week that’s all we have each other,” said Ciara Cruz, the salon owner.

That was until Friday, when she was shot at a house near Staples street.

“You could talk to her and it feels like you’ve known her forever,” said Cruz. “It just sucks the way she left it wasn’t it isn’t fair.”

Gabbie passed away at a young age. Now, her work family is stepping in to lighten the family’s financial burden by holding a spa fundraiser.

“Face waxing, brow shaping, tinting,” said Cruz.

The owner is offering spa services at normal prices, but all the proceeds will go to Gabbie’s family.

“Funeral costs, just wherever the mom needs,” said Cruz.

She says monetary donations are also being accepted

“We’re just devoting our time, we all went to school for this so this is what we could do to help,” said Cruz.

And its clear Gabbie Prado will be missed by more than just her family.

“Our clients are going to miss her so much, we’re going to miss her so much,” said Gonzalez.

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