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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Eight Killed In California Shooting

Eight people have been shot dead at a hair salon in the Los Angeles area, authorities say.

The shooting took place in the city of Seal Beach, California, in a retail area off the Pacific Coast Highway.
Six people were initially confirmed dead, while two others died later of their injuries and one remains in a critical condition, police said.
Police say they have a suspect in custody after arresting a man nearby. Multiple weapons were seized.
The shooting occurred at about 13:30 (21:30 GMT) at a hair salon called Salon Meritage.
Sgt Bowles said a man had been arrested as he was leaving the scene in a vehicle.

"He appeared co-operative, and did not resist our officers when he was detained," Sgt Bowles said, adding: "We do feel confident at this point that we do have the single and only suspect in custody."
He could not confirm media reports that the gunman was wearing body armour, but appeared confident the man arrested was the suspect.
He said the salon was busy at the time, with every stylist's station in use. Bodies were scattered around the premises.
The motive for the shooting was still unclear. US media reported the suspect was the ex-husband of one of the stylists.
Police from nearby towns were assisting with the investigation.
"A crime of this magnitude is not something Seal Beach is familiar with," Sgt Bowles told reporters.
Seal Beach is a beach front city of approximately 25,000 residents, located about 30 miles (48km)south-east of Los Angeles.
It is home to a gated senior citizen community of 9,000 people, as well as the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station military complex and a national wildlife refuge.

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