A 45-year-old man took a loaded gun to a prominent salon near Milwaukee, and opened fire. The man’s wife was the owner of the salon, and was the primary target of the workplace attack. The man shot 12 people, killing three employees and injuring several others before turning the gun on himself.
Two weeks prior to the workplace shooting, the owner of the salon had filed for a restraining order against her husband. The temporary restraining order was sought after the man slashed all of the tires on her vehicle. Last Thursday, the man was ordered by a judge to turn over all of his firearms to a sheriff, and to have no contact with his wife for four years. The court records do not indicate whether or not the man actually handed over any firearms.
The Wisconsin man entered the salon around 11 a.m., and is believed to have started a fire. Smoke filled the hallways once police arrived on the scene, and a propane tank was found near the area. An investigation into the shooting began, and initially it was thought that the shooter was still on the loose. The man’s body was eventually found in a locked room in the salon.
At this time, it has been determined that the the man’s wife was one of the three women who were killed at the scene of the accident. Police are still investigating the fatal workplace accident.