Suspect in deadly Wisconsin spa shootings found dead

The suspect in a mass shooting at a Wisconsin spa Sunday has been found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

The body of Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, who was reportedly the estranged husband of a spa employee, was found at Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield, Wis., following the shooting, which left three dead and four injured.

The suspect’s father, Radcliffe Haughton Sr., told the Associated Press he had no idea anything was wrong when he last spoke to his son several days ago.

Radcliffe Haughton shot seven women, killing three, and then himself at a spa in Brookfield, Wis., a suburb west of Milwaukee, Sunday. One of the victims is Zina Haughton, his estranged wife. In her recent application for a restraining order, Ms. Haughton said her husband “said he would kill me if I left him or ever contacted the police.”

The shooting took place three weeks into what the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence recognizes as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to a survey on criminal victimization conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and released last week, the number of incidents of domestic violence jumped 20 percent in 2011, from 1.1 million to 1.4 million, over the previous year. Between 2002-2011, these same incidents increased 3 percent. The data does not track homicides.

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