Suspect in Spa Shooting Found Dead

Radcliffe Haughton was married to an employee: witness
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2012 1:53 PM CDT
Updated Oct 21, 2012 4:50 PM CDT
7 Wounded in Wisconsin Shooting
Police and swat team members respond to a call of a shooting at the Azana Spa in Brookfield, Wis. Sunday , Oct. 21, 2012.   (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

(Newser) – Horrifying news from Wisconsin: A man estranged from his wife walked into her workplace today and opened fire, killing three women and wounding four more before fatally shooting himself, police said. Authorities found the body of Radcliffe Haughton, 45, at the spa where his wife, Zina Haughton, worked in suburban Milwaukee. But police say the discovery was slowed by an improvised bomb found on the scene, the AP reports. Haughton's relationship with his wife had heated up this week when she placed a restraining order against him in a domestic dispute, and he was ordered to hand in all his firearms.

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But he allegedly carried a handgun into the two-story, 9,000-square-foot Azana Salon & Spa this morning, shooting at women and chasing one out into the parking lot before she escaped, the Journal-Sentinel reports. Of the four injured women, one is undergoing surgery and is in critical condition; the others are in stable condition or better. Meanwhile, scary eyewitness accounts are coming in, including one from a bystander who saw a woman running outside the building: "She was screaming, yelling, crying, hysterical," he said. "She was pleading for help. She kept saying, 'My mother was shot.'" (Read more shooting stories.)

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