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Gunman Who Shot Nine in Seal Beach Salon Was Husband of Employee, Salon Worker Says
A man who shot nine people at a salon in Seal Beach this afternoon was the husband of one of the salon's employees, according to another employee.
Lorainne Bruielle, who works at the Salon Meritage but was off today, identified the gunman as the husband of one of the employees, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
The body count from the shooting has been updated as well. In addition to the six people died at the scene, two people who were transported to the hospital have also died.
That makes this afternoon's shooting the most deadly event in Orange County history, according to the Orange County Register. The worst mass-killing in Orange County's history before was when Edward Charles Allaway shot nine people and killed seven in 1976. The event is certainly a shock to the sleepy city of Seal Beach, where there have only been four homicides in the last decade — and the last one was in 2010.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.