Death toll in California hair salon shooting rises to 8
Police on Wednesday respond to a shooting at Salon Meritage, a beauty salon in Seal Beach, California.
October 12th, 2011
07:53 PM ET

Death toll in California hair salon shooting rises to 8

[Updated at 7:53 p.m. ET] The death toll in Wednesday's shooting at a Southern California beauty salon rose to eight after the deaths of two people who initially were reported as critically injured, police say.

One wounded victim remains in critical condition, Seal Beach police Sgt. Steve Bowles said.

[Earlier post] Six people are dead and three are in critical condition after a shooting Wednesday at a hair salon in the Southern California community of Seal Beach, Police Sgt. Steve Bowles said.

A suspect, described as a white male, is in custody, he added.

"He was cooperative. He did not provide any resistance to the officers and he was taken into custody," Bowles said.

In addition to the people who were killed and injured, Bowles said, "there were people in the salon who were not shot."

Authorities are investigating what relationship the gunman had with anyone inside the Salon Meritage.

"We don't know if he's related or what his involvement is with the salon," Bowles said.

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  1. N00b

    it would be nice if you can write a real article? missing so many facts its redic

    October 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      You mean all the facts that nobody knows yet? You must be new to the internet and news sites. When a story first breaks and there is little information, you get a little article. As time goes by and more information is made available the story is rewritten and expanded.

      October 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • lou50

      the little story is the best they can fabricate to fill the space. Unlike Jack Webb there are no facts yet.

      October 12, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rocky Mtn Gal

      Doof– this is a "breaking story", as in "just happened". Details will be forthcoming. This must be your first time on the internet!

      October 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suzanne

      Seriously, N00b? You couldn't even finish a sentence, and you are judging?

      October 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • TROOLFEST

      THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY A MOSLIM TERRORIST

      October 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • jennifer

      If you want a longer article, then wait and read it in a few hours when the details are made avail. sheesh.

      October 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • BushPilot

      It would be nice if you could write a real sentence? Missing so many letters it's redic. Now pull that cucmber out of your sniz and pick up that Grammar for Dummeeez book holding your coffee table level.

      October 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • TBonePickens

      I heard that were all breaking wind when the breaking news occurred and they got the hell shot outta them! Anyway, what a story!!!

      October 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. j

    FIRST! maybe

    October 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dan

    Cue the parade of gun owners claiming this would never have happened if everyone was packing.

    October 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • nosepicker

      Nope...concealed carry people don't go to salons.

      October 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      This would never have happened if everyone was white and made at least $70,000 a year. Fix'd it for you.

      October 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Queue

      Queue, not cue as in billiards.

      October 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darklightly

      Yeah looks like the ban on concealed carry sure stopped this nut job from killing a bunch of moms and daughters. If someone happened to be carrying there would have been far less injury and death. Otherwise Only thing anyone could have Done was sit there and eat bullets. So if you want to go through life with your fingers crossed be my guest but if someone points a gun at my wife or kid I would hope to have the means to protect them.

      October 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • TROOLFEST

      LOL@GUN BAN IT WOULD WORK AS GOOD AS THE BAN ON DRUGS

      October 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deepbock Chopblock

      Idiots and their guns. When you are sitting them getting your hair 'did', you are not thinking 'Gee, I should be ready to pull out my gun in case some maniac shoots up the place!'. It happens in MERE SECONDS and having a gun would have prevented NOTHING.

      October 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Darth Vadik, CA

    Thats Orange County for ya....

    October 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      You can't really count anything north of Costa Mesa as Orange County. That's where the minorities live. Orange County is Newport Beach, Irvine, all the way down to Dana Point. Even San Clemente is iffy.

      October 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • jerslan

      @Bill

      Seal Beach is in Orange County, it's border with Long Beach is the LA/OC county line. Also, Seal Beach is the epitome of Orange County. It's full old old, white rich people.

      October 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cho

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyalPi1GeDY&w=640&h=390]

    October 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandon

      @Bill you are an idiot. Seal Beach is an almost all White community. Barely any minorities. And you don't think there aren't a lot of minorities in Irvine?? Dumb.

      October 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TROOLFEST

    🙁

    October 12, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. metalhead

    A Salon? What did they do, mess up someones haircut?

    October 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nick

    Sucks. To the people regarding the lack of information on the article...well...it just happened.....so new information is not exactly available yet.

    October 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Buzz Lightyear

    I told you more Americans die by the hands of other Americans (i.e., homicides) than by anybody else.

    October 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • lou50

      not really you are not counting the illegals with their DUI driving and other crimes. tell your mother she left her putter logged on and you were a bad two year old!

      October 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sonya

    Someone got a bad haircut???

    October 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrey

      More like a killer haircut! Or a haircut to die for?

      October 12, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Larry

    YIKES... I live there! I get my hair cut NEXT DOOR to that place!!!!!!

    October 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Wayne

    Condolences to those involved. Just senseless.

    October 12, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christine

      Thank you, Wayne. It's nice to see compassion when these terrible things happen.

      October 12, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Deano

    lame article

    October 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • jennifer

      How so?

      October 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Deano

    this is what you guys call journalism...get some facts before you abuse the internet

    October 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • jennifer

      again, huh? It JUST happened... the facts are not available yet.

      October 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. penguin

    Congrats once again NRA, you must be proud to stand up for his 2nd amendment rights. Must have not liked the hair cut. Will you be sending a representative to any of the funerals? I hope so. It's the least you can do.

    October 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dark

      Yes its the NRA's fault that a state with some of the strictest firearm laws in the nation had yet another shooting.

      October 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
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