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Gunman Who Shot Nine in Seal Beach Salon Was Husband of Employee, Salon Worker Says

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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.