Skip to comments.Six die in massacre as crazed gunman opens fire at 'ex-wife's California beauty salon'
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.
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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?
When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away. Another perp that gets to laugh at California for the rest of his natural life.
No, but the perp will be charged with a dozen firearms violations to boot
This asshole give milk every day????????????????????? Holy Crap! What a douche!
Looks like he will be charged with murder, indecent exposure and eating with both hands.
If the guy was a Muzzie, a minority, or gay, would we be seeing a photo of the perp this soon after the incident?
Very sad...They have ziptie cuffs on this guy??? WTH! And a paper bag? This guy needs traditional cuffs and leggings. Rot away scumbag...
. . . and apparently he has one of those four-hour impediments from taking viagra, unless killing people has an erotic effect on him.
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.
As per the news wires .....Eight people now dead. Two of the three people transported to the hospital in critical condition have died.
Don’t like the anchor around the guys neck ..... means he may have been in the military maybe Navy or perhaps Marines.
Two of the people who were injured have died at the hospital. The toll now is eight dead, one person still critical.
Death count is now 8.
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.
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.
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.
What a shame
“He was taken into custody without injury.
What a shame”
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.
This guy is in so much trouble.
Prayers for vics and family.
Columbians like to wear those.
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’.
Hmmm man boobs, I wonder??? Prayers to the victims. Sick picture.
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.
I'm sure he felt everyone was out to discomfit him. He was shooting the evil wife and also those everyones. Paranoid's revenge.
What would be the point of carrying an unloaded firearm?
This is California, after all.
Yes it is. He will never be executed by the state.
He should be given a titty twister and then executed.
That IS my point and this idiot governor made THAT illegal.
I understand he was a former fishing boat captain.
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.
libs claiming the Tea Party made him do it.