8 dead in Seal Beach, CA shooting (white male in custody)
Los Angeles (CNN) — The death toll in Wednesday afternoon’s mass shooting at a Southern California beauty salon rose to eight as Seal Beach police reported two of three critically injured survivors died.
A ninth person remained in critical condition, Sgt. Steve Bowles said late Wednesday afternoon.
Six people were found dead inside the Salon Meritage after police responded to a call about shots being fired inside the business shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Three more were found critically injured, 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, he said, “there were people in the salon who were not shot.”
Investigators try to determine why a gunman went on a rampage in a hair salon, killing eight people and wounding one — leaving the normally quiet seaside community in shock.