UGH! We are gutted!
This is so horrible and waaay too scary!
Scott Dekraai allegedly went berserk yesterday, storming into Seal Beach's Salon Meritage and killing eight people, including his ex-wife Michelle Dekraai. He left a ninth victim in critical condition.
Those in the community believe the rage erupted from a passionate court battle involving the custody of their seven-year-old son.
According to the police, Dekraai was found and arrested about a half-mile from the scene of the crime.
One of the salon's patrons at the the time, Cindy, reveals her experience:
We thought it was maybe firecrackers,. But he just didn’t stop. Anybody he saw he was shooting. It went boom, boom, boom. I was afraid he was going to shoot everybody.
Omg… we are literally getting goosebumps! Such a tragedy!
We can only imagine what it must be like for the friends and families of the victims, and the son! That poor little guy, our thoughts are with him as he deals with all of this.
Pictured above are candles and flowers that adorn the sidewalk memorial for the Salon Meritage victims.
[Image via AP Images.]
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