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.

soundoff (99 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I know who did it.

    October 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |

      you say you know who did it?

      October 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©


    Please inform CNN, then.
    Do you know *why*?
    Inquiring minds...

    October 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Was it Colonel Mustard?

    October 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raraseal

    Right wing lunatics, their gods and their guns. Live by the gun die by the gun. Lets weep for our societies mistakes and stupidities.

    October 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruno Sardine

      Obviously firearms are the problem (It's not a gun, by the way. 10 year olds and ignorant, uneducated morons call them 'guns')

      Firearms don't have subliminal mind control messages on them that tell people to go postal. Shut your trap and stop breathing my air.

      October 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat2u

    Is this the only way "people ?" know how to handle things anymore ?
    Geez. What ever happened to the good ole butt kickins ? At least you were able to walk away from those alive.

    October 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tif31

    He said he just wanted a little off the top.

    October 12, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. funky bunch

    This would never happened on Jerseylicious, Olivia would have popped a cap in his a$$.

    October 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ banasy:
    It was Colonel Mustard, but he was only an accomplice.
    I shall reveal the full list of conspirators later, but I have sold my story, with photographs, to PEOPLE Magazine, and my contract does not allow me to say more at this time.

    October 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    Gun Fact: Did you know if you have any felonies on your record, you cannot own a gun?

    October 12, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    Gun Fact: Do you honestly believe if for example someone buys legally, a Glock 9mm hand gun and goes though a 2 Week registration process, and the copsa and the FBI have the serial number stamped in your gun. That would be good incentive to shoot someone?

    October 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    @Bruno Sardine:
    Obviously firearms are the problem (It’s not a gun, by the way. 10 year olds and ignorant, uneducated morons call them ‘guns’)

    Hey, asshat, go tell the families of the dead that, you freaking twit.

    Talk about ignorant...

    October 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cinnamon Brown

    Do us a favor Bruno Sardine...please play Russian Roulette with a revolver "firearm", but forget about emptying all of the bullets except one,'re wasting the world's oxygen...start the population control with you taking the lead...pun intended...

    October 12, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    Gun Fact: Do you believe gun owners that take hunter safety courses to handle guns responsivley. And hand gun owners that train for conceal and carry permits should be treated the same as someone buying an illegal handgun out of the trunk of somebodys car? Who do you thinks commissions the crimes?

    October 12, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    @Jeff Frank:

    Of course not. We all know that the ones committing the crimes are usually not the ones committing crimes like these.
    It's a knee-jerk reaction to a heinous crime like the one above.
    I don't believe, however, that these types of crimes would be eradicated if everyone was licensed and packing, either.
    I don't know *what* the answer is, but what we have in place now sure isn't it.

    October 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Sorry, what I meant to say is:
    We all know that the people who usually commit these types of crimes are not the responsible owners like you described.
    A reindeer just farted.
    So did my brain.

    October 12, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
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