Six killed in hair salon shooting in Seal Beach
SEAL BEACH (CNS) – Six people were killed and three others injured Wednesday
in a shooting at a Seal Beach hair salon, and a suspect was taken into custody.
The shooting occurred at about 1:20 p.m. at Salon Meritage in the 500
block of Pacific Coast Highway, according to Capt. Bruce McAltine of the Los
Alamitos Police Department, which is helping Seal Beach police with the
Six people were found dead inside the salon, police said. Three other
people — two men and a 73-year-old woman — were rushed to a hospital in
critical condition, McAltine said.
“We don't have a motive at this point,” McAltine said.
A woman who works near the salon said the gunman drove away from the
scene in a white pickup truck.
Sgt. Steve Bowles of the Seal Beach Police Department said the suspect
was arrested shortly after the shooting “without incident” about a half-mile
from the salon.
“The officers identified the (suspect's) vehicle as it was leaving the
location,” Bowles told KCAL9. “They followed it and made a traffic stop and
took the driver into custody.”
Bowles said the suspect was cooperative and did not resist arrest,
however, multiple weapons were found in his car.