Gunman Kills 3, Self at Florida Hair Salon

Police investigating
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2012 12:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – A gunman shot and killed three people at a Florida hair salon today, the Orlando Sentinel reports. After leaving Las Dominicanas M & M Hair Salon, the shooter apparently shot himself at another location; WESH reports that he too is dead and one other person was taken to the hospital. Witnesses say the gunman burst into the salon and started shooting hair stylists; apparently all four victims are female. Police are still investigating, but relatives of the shooter say he was romantically spurned by one of the salon's workers.

"My cousin, he's been having problems," said one. "He's mentally not there. We've been telling her dad, just keep away from him, keep away from him. Get a restraining order." (Read more shooting stories.)

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