Patrons at spas in Wisconsin aren't feeling very tranquil today as three people were killed and four more were injured at a shooting at the Azana Day Spa in Milwaukee. The Spa was located in the middle of suburban Milwaukee, in an area that held a shopping center and country club, as well as a hospital. Police locked down those streets and businesses on Sunday in an effort to find the suspect.
Authorities believe that 45-year-old Radcliffe Franklin Haughton shot up the day spa over a domestic dispute. He had a restraining order against him, and police found him dead in the spa after six hours of searching, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It seems as if the spa would have been the first place that they looked for him, but either that wasn't the case, or he doubled back to take refuge in the spa.
The shooting happened at around 11:00 a.m., and police found an improvised explosive device in the building. The names of the victims have not been released, but it seems clear that at least one of the victims was a friend of family member of Haughton, if the police are calling the shooting a result of a domestic issue. Three were killed and four were injured in the shooting.
A witness that was driving in traffic, David Gosh of West Allis, told reporters that he saw a woman leave the spa and run into traffic pounding on cars. A few moments later, he saw a man with a handgun run out, chasing her and then went back inside. This is the third shooting to happen in the area in recent years. It seems like the police need to do more to prevent this sort of thing from happening, because a tragedy like this should never have happened. A restraining order is only good if the person it is issued on obeys it. One thing is clear, spas in Wisconsin will not have relaxed patrons today or probably anytime in the next few weeks.
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