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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