Monday, October 22, 2012

The Wisconsin Spa Shooting

The Atlantic Wire reports - further to Jadegold's post of last night.

Radcliffe A man opened fire on workers of a spa at a mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin on Sunday that killed three people and injured four others.

Details are still coming out, but this is what we know:   Franklin Haughton is suspected of opening fire at the Azana Day Spa at around 11 a.m. Sunday. Police later found an improvised explosive in or near the spa. Haughton was able to escape and remains at large. The surrounding area, including a hospital where most of the victims were treated, was put into lockdown while police scoured the area for Haughton. Police officials said they found his car abandoned away from the mall. NBC News reports Haughton's estranged former partner works at the spa, and a restraining order that included a ban firearm ban was in place barring Haughton from contacting her: 
On Oct. 18, a temporary restraining order was issued against Haughton "with firearm restriction," according to Milwaukee County court records. A hearing was held that day, and Haughton was ordered to deliver his firearms to the sheriff and to have no contact for four years with the complainant or the residence. The complainant isn't identified in the court record.
Public records also show Haughton has a history of financial and legal trouble. This was also the second mass shooting in Wisconsin in three months. A gunman opened fire on a Sikh temple at the beginning of August.


  1. You might want to update...the perpetrator is dead of a self inflicted gunshot wound.

  2. I don't understand how this person was able to obtain a gun if he was ordered to turn over all of his weapons by the police. Shouldn't the police have protected these people from this known danger? I think the shooting victims should sue the police for failure to "protect and serve" in this situation.