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Seal Beach police release 911 calls from salon shootings

October 17, 2011 |  3:11 pm

The Seal Beach Police Department released seven 911 calls made during a shooting rampage last week at Salon Meritage that killed eight and seriously wounded a ninth.

Seal Beach shootings 911 call transcripts The first of the calls came in at 1:21 p.m., and police said about 5 1/2 minutes later, the suspect, Scott Dekraai, was in custody, which interim Chief Robert Luman called a "tremendous" piece of police work.

The calls came in from various locations, including one from a woman whispering inside the facial room at Salon Meritage, where three people were hiding from the gunman.

Listen: New 911 calls released

Another call came from inside a nearby salon where a receptionist saw the shooting through the front window. People hid in that salon's bathroom and refused to come out.

"We do not want to leave the bathroom until the police tell us OK," the caller said.

The calls varied in intensity, with crying and, sometimes, screaming. Some callers described Dekraai, the ex-husband of Michelle Fournier, a stylist at Salon Meritage, and his white truck.

One caller told the dispatcher, "You've got to hurry up, he's still shooting."

Funerals for the victims will take place this week, Sgt. Steve Bowles said.



Document: Read the full transcripts

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-- Nicole Santa Cruz

Video: Tapes of 911 call to CHP that were released Friday. Credit: KTLA

Photo: Seal Beach Police Capt. Tim Olson listens to 911 audio recording. Credit: Allen J. Schaben /Los Angeles Times