8 Dead as Employee’s Ex-Husband Shoots Up CA Hair Salon


A gunman killed eight people and wounded another Wednesday in a shooting at a hair salon in Seal Beach, Calif. The Long Beach Press-Telegram said it was the deadliest shooting in Orange County history.The gunman was identified by witnesses as Scott Dekraai, the estranged husband of one of the salon workers, Michelle Dekraai.

Court records show that Scott Dekraai filed for divorce in 2007, and the couple has had an ongoing child custody battle. The shooting occurred about 1:21 p.m. at Salon Meritage on Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect was arrested shortly after the shooting “without incident” about a half-mile from the salon.

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