Eight Killed In US Hair Salon Shooting

By benim
In News
Oct 13th, 2011

Eight people have been killed and one is critically injured after a gunman opened fire in a packed hairdresser’s in California.

The shooter reportedly had several weapons and was wearing body armour, although this has not been confirmed.

Police said a man was arrested without incident a short time after the attack in the small town of Seal Beach, 30 miles south of Los Angeles.

Six were initially reported dead but the number later rose to eight.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shooting on Wednesday afternoon.

The motive is still unclear, although there have been reports of a custody battle involving one of the victims.

The salon had been full of people at the time of the shooting, which took place at lunchtime – and a police spokesman has said every hairdressing station was occupied.

Police stand outside the Californian hair salon where six people were shot dead and three were wounded.

Police arrested a man near the scene and are not searching for anyone else

He said: “We’re unsure at this point if (the gunman) shot from the entrance and people as they were shot ran in seeking cover or seeking shelter, but we have fatalities throughout the salon.”

Police responded to a 911 call reporting gunfire at the salon.

“Upon arrival we found six confirmed deceased people, along with three critically injured parties, which were transported to a local hospital,” the police spokesman said

“The officers identified the (suspect’s) vehicle as it was leaving the location.

“They followed it and made a traffic stop and took the driver into custody.”

Police have said they are working on the assumption that the gunman had a connection to the salon.

But the spokesman added: “At this point in time we do not know what he said, or if he said anything at all during the shooting or what his relationship with this salon (was).”

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