A gunman opened fire in a central Florida beauty salon Thursday, Oct 18, killing three women and wounding a fourth before leaving the business and killing himself at a nearby home, police said, according to The Associated Press.
The gunman entered Las Dominicanas M & M Salon in Casselberry shortly after 11 am, police spokeswoman Sara Brady said. Two women escaped the salon.
Police have not identified the victims or the gunman. Brady said the shooting appears to be part of a domestic dispute.
The phone rang unanswered at the salon. A video posted on the salon’s website has a woman explaining in Spanish the services offered at the salon for men and women.
Brady said the wounded woman was being treated at an Orlando hospital. Her condition was not immediately released.
After the shooting, the gunman went to a friend’s home in nearby Winter Park, about seven miles from the salon, and shot himself, said Seminole County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Heather Smith. He did not threaten his friends, but said “he had some problems, problems he could not remedy.”
A year ago in Southern California, an angry ex-husband donned a bulletproof vest before killing his ex-wife and six of her fellow stylists and patrons at a hair salon, police said. Scott Dekraai is also accused of killing a man in the parking lot. He is awaiting trial on murder charges.