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Six die in massacre as crazed gunman opens fire at 'ex-wife's California beauty salon'
Daily Mail ^ | October 12, 2011 | By Paul Bentley and David Gardner

Posted on 10/12/2011 4:14:52 PM PDT by Pinkbell

Six people have been killed in a shooting at a beauty salon in California.

Nine hairdressers and customers in total are believed to have been hit when a man opened fire at Salon Meritage, a beauty salon just blocks from the Pacific Ocean in the upscale seaside resort of Seal Beach. The gunman's ex-wife is believed to have worked in the salon, according to local sources.

Orange County authorities rushed to the scene and seized the male suspect in a traffic stop a half-mile from the shooting.

The shooter - said to live locally - was thought to have been wearing body armour in the attack. When officers raided his car they found multiple weapons, police said.

He didn't offer any resistance when he was arrested. Seal Beach Police Sergeant Steve Bowles said: 'We believe he is the only shooter. He was taken into custody without injury.'

Workers in neighbouring businesses said they hid in the bathrooms after hearing shots.

One woman said she was working at a nail salon and hid with about six other people for 15 minutes until they heard the gunman was caught.

The three people who were not killed instantly have been rushed to hospital in critical condition.

The shooting happened at about 1.30pm today. Those hit included hair salon employees and customers.

Police had the murder scene roped off last night.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: adultery; banglist; california; depopulation; divorceindustry; domesticviolence; feminism; orangecounty; shooting; smasi
Another shooting. Prayers for the victims and their families.
1 posted on 10/12/2011 4:14:58 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell
The suspect:


2 posted on 10/12/2011 4:16:30 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Pinkbell

California has strict gun control, doesn’t recognize other state’s CCW permits and miserly issues CCW permits. Doesn’t this mean California is safer?


3 posted on 10/12/2011 4:21:06 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Pinkbell
Orange County authorities rushed to the scene and seized the male suspect in a traffic stop a half-mile from the shooting.

When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away. Another perp that gets to laugh at California for the rest of his natural life.

4 posted on 10/12/2011 4:28:10 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: vetvetdoug
Doesn’t this mean California is safer?

No, but the perp will be charged with a dozen firearms violations to boot

5 posted on 10/12/2011 4:31:05 PM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

This asshole give milk every day????????????????????? Holy Crap! What a douche!


6 posted on 10/12/2011 4:43:23 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Looks like he will be charged with murder, indecent exposure and eating with both hands.


7 posted on 10/12/2011 4:43:23 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
It wasn't body armor. It was a Manzier or maybe a bro. Either way those are some serious man boobs..
8 posted on 10/12/2011 4:46:32 PM PDT by adgirl
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To: Retired Greyhound

If the guy was a Muzzie, a minority, or gay, would we be seeing a photo of the perp this soon after the incident?


9 posted on 10/12/2011 4:47:44 PM PDT by Mr. Wright (i)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Very sad...They have ziptie cuffs on this guy??? WTH! And a paper bag? This guy needs traditional cuffs and leggings. Rot away scumbag...


10 posted on 10/12/2011 4:48:12 PM PDT by NCDave
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To: adgirl

. . . and apparently he has one of those four-hour impediments from taking viagra, unless killing people has an erotic effect on him.


11 posted on 10/12/2011 4:50:38 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Pinkbell
There will be more of this, unfortunately.

People's minds have become jelly, and with the slightest challenge in life, such as a tough relationship, they are more and more willing to go into public places, take out that person, and anyone else who just innocently happens to be in the place at the time, and then (usually as is the pattern) just "off" themselves.

A sign of the times.

This statement is neither pro nor anti gun, just a reflection of what America is often becoming IMHO. People cannot handle adversity (layoffs, personal challenges, arguments/strife) i.e. that which they once were able to do by "manning up" and could do relatively easily. Weaklings. Moral cowards. Human rubbish, actually. Worthless. And now wards of the state for the rest of their life, on the dole, out of our pockets.

12 posted on 10/12/2011 5:04:27 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (To all good FRiends who supported Gov. Palin. I never badmouthed her. Please now join us w/ MR. CAIN)
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To: Pinkbell

As per the news wires .....Eight people now dead. Two of the three people transported to the hospital in critical condition have died.


13 posted on 10/12/2011 5:06:51 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: Retired Greyhound
This is the type of crime for which death penalty is appropriate.
14 posted on 10/12/2011 5:07:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Pinkbell

Don’t like the anchor around the guys neck ..... means he may have been in the military maybe Navy or perhaps Marines.


15 posted on 10/12/2011 5:10:07 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: BenLurkin

Two of the people who were injured have died at the hospital. The toll now is eight dead, one person still critical.

Awful.


16 posted on 10/12/2011 5:11:04 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Retired Greyhound; vetvetdoug; Navy Patriot; sonofagun; Doc Savage; headstamp 2; adgirl; ...

Death count is now 8.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/12/national/main20119490.shtml


17 posted on 10/12/2011 5:15:01 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

Unbelievable. Why would he want to kill innocent people when it was apparently his wife he was gunning for . . . unless he felt like they convinced her to leave him.


18 posted on 10/12/2011 5:21:48 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: R_Kangel

I was listening to John/Ken show out here..a caller confirmed suspect was ex-military (can’t recall but think caller said Navy)..also, he was wearing body armor.


19 posted on 10/12/2011 5:33:17 PM PDT by rainee
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To: rainee; Travis McGee
I was listening to John/Ken show out here..a caller confirmed suspect was ex-military (can’t recall but think caller said Navy)..also, he was wearing body armor.

Theres some sort of fouled anchor emblem on the chain around his neck. The chain's heavier than a military dogtag chain, but I'd bet that the fella has been out of the Navy for quite sometime, based on his weight.

The body armor report sort of explains why the cops left him with his shirt pulled open. Looks like the buttons are still in place, but it may be a bit difficult for him to fasten them with his hands in back.

20 posted on 10/12/2011 5:43:19 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: vetvetdoug

And that dumbass moonbeam signed a bill to make it illegal to open carry an UNLOADED weapon. Stupid! I live 8 miles from this location.


21 posted on 10/12/2011 5:55:04 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Pinkbell
He was taken into custody without injury.

What a shame

22 posted on 10/12/2011 5:56:24 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: paul51

“He was taken into custody without injury.

What a shame”

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He’ll be coddled now by a criminal ‘justice’ system that will supply him with a team of psychiatrists and attorneys, free medical and dental care, and a nice little private cell. If he’s sentenced to death, it will be at least 30 years before he’s executed.

This is California, after all.


23 posted on 10/12/2011 6:02:59 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Pinkbell
What the hell is this guy thinking? Doesn't he know Gov. Moonbeam Part II just signed a law a couple of days ago making it illegal to openly carry a firearm in California?

This guy is in so much trouble.

Prayers for vics and family.

24 posted on 10/12/2011 6:14:19 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: R_Kangel

Columbians like to wear those.


25 posted on 10/12/2011 6:15:05 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Pinkbell

There are a lot of angry people out there...and it won’t take much to set them off...a very unfortunate ‘sign of the times’.


26 posted on 10/12/2011 6:28:38 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Doc Savage

Hmmm man boobs, I wonder??? Prayers to the victims. Sick picture.


27 posted on 10/12/2011 6:49:52 PM PDT by Karliner ("That hound don't hunt." Herman Cain, Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Deut 6:4, Isa 14:1)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

What you said. The intense Self Esteem training that seems to be the primary raison d’être in public education would seem lead to just this outcome.


28 posted on 10/12/2011 7:16:18 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
Why would he want to kill innocent people when it was apparently his wife he was gunning for

I'm sure he felt everyone was out to discomfit him. He was shooting the evil wife and also those everyones. Paranoid's revenge.

29 posted on 10/12/2011 7:31:55 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Pinkbell
This salon is on the west side of the road in the first block of PCH coming north over the bridge into Seal Beach from Huntington Beach. Right next to a Bait shop & carry-out.
My long-time watering hole is about 100 yards up the road, Dave's Other Place. About as good a 'neighborhood' bar as you're ever going to find.

Prayers to the families.
30 posted on 10/12/2011 7:31:58 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: 23 Everest

What would be the point of carrying an unloaded firearm?


31 posted on 10/12/2011 7:35:36 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Weaklings. Moral cowards. Human rubbish, actually. Worthless. And now wards of the state for the rest of their life, on the dole, out of our pockets.

I agree.

32 posted on 10/12/2011 7:37:51 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Deo volente
If he’s sentenced to death, it will be at least 30 years before he’s executed.

This is California, after all.

Yes it is. He will never be executed by the state.

33 posted on 10/12/2011 7:42:03 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Retired Greyhound

He should be given a titty twister and then executed.


34 posted on 10/12/2011 8:35:29 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: arthurus

That IS my point and this idiot governor made THAT illegal.


35 posted on 10/13/2011 7:05:35 AM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: archy

I understand he was a former fishing boat captain.


36 posted on 10/13/2011 7:29:42 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous
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To: 23 Everest

Banning open carry of unloaded firearms isn’t really different from banning rifles because they “look” dangerous. Carrying unloaded firearms is stupid.


37 posted on 10/13/2011 1:31:21 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: arthurus
Banning open carry of unloaded firearms isn’t really different from banning rifles because they “look” dangerous. Carrying unloaded firearms is stupid.

Carrying NO firearm is fatally stupid.

I can load my unloaded firearm in [precious] seconds (I'd prefer legally carrying a loaded firearm in CA, but the law doesn't permit me). Or I can run and die tired.

When I get my hair cut here in AZ, I have my weapon good to go. Miscreants have to think twice about shooting someone in state where intended victims can shoot back.

38 posted on 10/13/2011 5:38:27 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Pinkbell

libs claiming the Tea Party made him do it.


39 posted on 10/13/2011 5:45:36 PM PDT by chessplayer
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