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. Ashley

    Oh man, this is horrible. I stayed in Seal Beach for vacation about a year ago and it was such a nice little place.

    October 12, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Didn't this article distract you from a more important issue?
    That's why it's there for you to read and ponder.

    October 12, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. pete B

    strictest gun rules in the country huh how is it that the states that dont have the worst gun rules dont have there problems????????

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

      Restrictive gun laws only dissarm the law abiding people, they mean nothing to the criminals. "Gun Free Zones" are nothing but "Victem Enhanced Killing Zones".

      October 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fofa

    The world would be much better without men....No crime, and a lot more fat women.

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

    I agree why even have an article for us to click on if there's not enough information. They should have just kept it on the front page of the site w/out a link to click on...

    October 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rocky Mtn Gal

      Still very few details even from the local media–
      http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/six-apprently-dead-in-seal-beach-shooting.html

      October 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. geoff

    I happen to work across the street and there is a possibility of a 2nd suspect is still out there. stop with the lame jokes, it's pathetic. This is quite sad and scary... nothing funny about it.

    October 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. peter

    Too bad the Kraptrashians weren't there getting waxed!

    October 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rocky Mtn Gal

    Still very few details even from the local media–
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/six-apprently-dead-in-seal-beach-shooting.html

    October 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tiffany

    I wonder why this happened!? Crazy @$$ people out there!

    October 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TROOLFEST

    NICE! I WANT A 90 MINUTE FACIAL

    October 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Donald hamilton

    Killing people is to easy pray for the victim

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

      Victims are easy prey for the killers?

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

    Those were certainly emphatic ????????'s.

    October 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. TROOLFEST

    WHITE MALE MUST BE A MOSLIM TERRORIST HE DUN GOOFED

    October 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Donald hamilton

    No reason to hurt that many people we need help

    October 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Fall-ickle

    Simpsons did it.

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