A gunman, whose estranged wife worked at a beauty salon in Seal Beach, California, allegedly opened fire on the business today, killing eight people and critically wounding another in what police suggest was a domestic dispute (video below).
Seal Beach Police Sgt. Steve Bowles told MSNBC that six victims died at the scene and two of three victims transported to a hospital also died. The gunman, reportedly loaded with weapons, left the scene in a white truck after the shooting at Salon Meritage, but was stopped by officers about a half-mile away.
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Bowles was quoted by MSNBC as saying: "There may be something to the motive as to a relationship with somebody in the salon, that is our assumption." Bowles described the suspect, who was not named, as "cooperative."
The New York Times quoted a former salon employee, Lydia Sosa, who was at the scene as saying the attacker "had been involved in a bitter divorce from his former wife, who worked at the salon."