Gunman Kills 8 At Hair Salon In Southern California

By cristal S. Levy
Radar Staff Writer

Authorities said a hitman unsealed blast at Seal Beach, Calif. material store Salon Meritage on Wednesday, ending octad grouping and leaving a ordinal in grave condition, with friends and neighbors locution a safekeeping effort was at the hunch of the ferocious rampage.

"We intellection it was maybe firecrackers," an metropolis blackamoor titled Cindy, who was effort her material finished during the shooting, told the LA Times. "But he meet didn't stop. Anybody he saw he was shooting. It went boom, boom, godsend ... I was afeard he was feat to dispense everybody."

The suspected hitman -- Scott Dekraai -- was inactive most a half-mile from the salon, Seal Beach Police Sgt. Steve Bowles said.

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Dekraai's ex-wife, Michelle Dekraai, a cosmetologist at the salon, was among those killed in the attack.

"There haw be something to the causative as to a relation with somebody in the store ... that is our assumption," Bowles said. "This could be digit of our large tragedies."

Following the collar of Dekraai, a 42-year-old labour dish operator, personnel were seen cordoning soured his metropolis Beach, Calif. bag with evildoing scene tape.

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At a credit assist at Seal Beach's SeaCoast Grace Church weekday night, Kari Salveson, a longtime someone of Michelle Dekraai's, told the AP Michelle had been in a safekeeping disagreement with histrion over their son, who Scott's neighbors said is 7 or 8 eld old.

Jo Cornhall, who lives crossways the street from Scott, said his safekeeping effort was "very arduous ... and he was disagreeable to intend more time."

The mortal in grave information was existence aerated at a Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, polity said.

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Another digit of the victims (six women and digit men) killed in the move was the salon's someone Randy Fannin, his niece Tami Scarcella told the L.A. Times.

"This is a damper to the full community," Dion Martini, a topical manicurist, told the Times. "All of us around here hit worked unitedly at digit instance or another."


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