Seal Beach shooting: Death toll rises to eight

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    Seal Beach shooting: Death toll rises to eight


    Seal Beach police said the death toll from the salon shooting has risen to eight people. A ninth victim is in critical condition at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

    "This could be one of our greatest tragedies," Police Sgt. Steve Bowles said.


    The gunman opened fire inside the crowded salon Wednesday, littering the shop with bodies. Police said he acted alone, although investigators said they were still scrambling to piece together what triggered such violence.

    Full coverage: Deadly shooting at Seal Beach beauty salon


    Eyewitnesses said that he was targeting his ex-wife and that the two were involved in a custody dispute.


    The alleged shooter was apprehended only a few blocks from the Salon Meritage, the Pacific Coast Highway shop that was bustling with customers and stylists when the shooting erupted.


    One of the victims was apparently the owner of the salon, Randy Fannin, a relative said.


    “Randy is dead,” said the owner’s niece, Tami Scarcella. “Randy is dead for sure.”


    A middle-aged Anaheim woman who identified herself as Cindy said she was sitting in the chair getting her hair done by Fannin when a man walked in and started shooting.


    “We thought it was maybe firecrackers,” she said. “But he just didn’t stop. Anybody he saw he was shooting.”


    “It went boom, boom, boom,” she said, speaking outside the taped-off crime scene. “I was afraid he was going to shoot everybody.”


    The afternoon shooting left the normally placid beach town struggling to make sense of the carnage. A policeman spokesman said the shooting had put the city and its small police force on unfamiliar ground.
    Bowles said the crime scene was horrific. “There are victims throughout the entire salon," he said.


    Witnesses and survivors alike were taken to a nearby apartment complex to settle their nerves. Others milled outside the police lines at the neighborhood shopping center, recounting what had happened.


    Marissa Pei said she had been at the gym earlier in the day with a friend before bumping into her again outside the shopping center. She was sobbing.


    " ''My friend is dead. My friend is dead,’ ” Pei said the woman told her. “I held her.”


    Pei said she also spoke to a man married to someone who was at the salon.


    “’My baby. She’s half of me,’ ” Pei recalled him saying. “ 'Please, God, don’t let her be dead.’ ”


    Dion Martini, a manicurist at a nearby salon, said: "This is a shock to the whole community. All of us around here have worked together at one time or another."


    Martini was busy with a client herself when she heard sirens and helicopters and knew something was wrong. When she learned a shooting had unfolded in a salon much like hers, she struggled to contain her emotions.


    "I've been having chills and had to hold back tears," she said. "I just can't imagine anybody being that sick to go in and do that to anybody."


    Dr. James Blake, a dentist, was in his 5th street office doing bridge work on a patient, as his hygienists cleaned other patients’ teeth, when he heard what he later learned were gunshots coming from the parking lot outside.


    “Then there was a pause and a few more gunshots,” said Blake in an interview with The Times. “I didn’t see the shooter.”


    Alarmed, Blake said his staff immediately locked the door to the office until police arrived.


    The shooting “definitely was very unexpected” for Seal Beach, said Blake, who’s had his office in the shopping center since 1992.


    ”When you have somebody who just loses it, you can be anywhere and not be safe,” he said.
     
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    Prayers for the families and loved ones. What a sad world we live in. I don't understand people that do this sort of thing, and I guess I'm glad I don't.
     
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    Another crazie in California...
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    Prosecutor: Revenge was motive in salon massacre
    Oct 15,`11 - Prosecutors said it was revenge and a desire to kill his ex-wife that drove a man to go on a deadly shooting rampage at a Southern California salon, leaving eight people dead and another critically wounded.
     
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    The strangest part of this is that Scott Dekraai won that custody case. He got full custody, child support, extremely limited visitation by the mother. He wanted revenge on TOP of all that.
     
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    Well, isn't this interesting! The murderer's car - check the license plate.



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    Can't make it out. What's on it?
     
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    Click the resize bar on top of the photo. ;)
     
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    Why didn't you make this part of the OP since it was the entire point of you starting this thread, dickwad?? Rahm would be proud.:thup:
     
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    What the fuck is wrong with having fish on your license plate?!?!
     
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    Umm...because it was just pointed out to me on Daily Kos?

    Does your butt hurt now?
     

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