A man goes to a salon in Casselberry and shoots 4 women, killing 3, police say
He is later found dead of a self-inflicted wound at a residence four miles away
The sole survivor is being treated in an Orlando hospital
The sole survivor of a gory central Florida murder-suicide remained in a hospital Thursday night, hours after authorities say a man walked into a hair salon, shot four women, drove away and then killed himself.
Just before 11 a.m., a man – later identified as 36-year-old Bradford Baumet – walked into the Dominicana Hair Salon in Casselberry and shot four women inside, said Casselberry police spokeswoman Sara Brady.
Three of those women were killed, at least one of them a customer and one an employee. Marcia Santiago, who also worked at the salon, was wounded and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, according to Brady.
Two other women avoided the gunman, one by hiding in a bathroom and the other by escaping through a backdoor.
Authorities later tracked down the suspect, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a residence about four miles from the shooting scene, the police spokeswoman said.
Baumet had been scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon, nine days after he’d been given a temporary injunction related to domestic violence, said Brady.
Casselberry is a community of just over 26,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, that is about 12 miles north of Orlando.