6 killed in Southern Calif. shooting

6 killed in Southern Calif. shooting
# 13 October 2011 03:58 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. At least six people were shot dead and three others seriously wounded when a shooter went into a beauty salon in Seal Beach, the U.S. state of California and opened fire, various media outlets reported Wednesday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The shooting took place at 1:30 p.m. local time (2030 GMT) at Salon Meritage about 48 kilometers south of downtown Los Angeles, local media said.

The three injured in critical condition have been rushed to a local hospital. Both the dead and the wounded were identified as employees or customers at the salon.

The suspect, a white male who is believed to be a lone shooter, was taken into custody by police some 800 meters from the scene, police spokesman Steve Bowles said. Multiple weapons were seized from the car the suspect was driving.

The authorities have been looking into the motive behind the shooting. Witnesses familiar with employees at the salon said the suspect was involved in a domestic dispute -- possibly a custody fight -- with one of the stylists, the Los Angeles Times reported. However, this could not be confirmed by police.

Authorities did not reveal the name of the suspect although a investigation is going on.
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