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Six believed dead in California beauty salon shooting

October 12, 2011 |  2:13 pm

Salon Meritage shooting scene in Seal Beach

Orange County authorities were responding to a shooting at a salon in Seal Beach on Wednesday, with reports of seven potential victims. A source familiar with the investigation said six people were believed  dead.

The shooting occurred at Salon Meritage, a beauty salon in the 500 block of Pacific Coast Highway, workers in the shopping center said.

A suspect is in custody, according to a Seal Beach police official. The entire department is responding to the scene.


Photos: Seal Beach shooting

Map: Seal Beach salon shooting

People nearby salon shooting hid in bathroom

Suspect in Seal Beach salon shooting reportedly wore body armor

— Richard Winton and Sam Quinones

Photo: Salon Meritage shooting scene in Seal Beach. Credit: KTLA