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Scott Evans Dekraai, suspect in California salon shooting identified

Scott Evans Dekraai was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder. (Photo: WJLA)

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Seal Beach police have identified the suspect in a salon shooting massacre that left eight people dead and one critically wound.

Police Sgt. Steve Bowles says 42-year-old Scott Evans Dekraai of Huntington Beach was arrested Wednesday and booked on suspicion of murder.

Police say Dekraai was stopped by officers about a half-mile away from the shooting scene at Salon Meritage and surrendered without incident.

Friends of the salon owner say Dekraai was the ex-husband of a stylist who worked there.

Police responding to a report of shots fired at the salon found six people dead and three wounded. Two of the wounded later died at a hospital.

The other person is listed in critical condition.

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