The result of yesterday’s shooting rampage, at a prominent salon and spa in Brookfield, Wi., sounded all too familiar: Three people murdered, four others injured and a lone gunman dead by suicide, says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In the Milwaukee area’s second mass shooting in less than three months, a 45-year-old man – husband, father, homeowner and ex-Marine – turned a spa across from a shopping mall into a killing ground.
Dead were three women, all shot as Radcliffe Haughton stormed through the salon bent on killing his estranged wife, an employee there. About a dozen people were in the building at the time. Police wouldn’t say whether Haughton’s wife, Zina, was among the dead. There is little question she was the target. Two weeks ago, she got a temporary restraining order placed on Haughton after he showed up at the spa and slashed the tires of her car. A judge granted a four-year restraining order against Haughton on Oct. 18. He had sent signals of possible trouble. About the time the restraining order was issued, he posted on his Facebook page: “Need to get out of Wisconsin, HELP”