Wisconsin Shooting Rampage: Suspected Gunman Reportedly Among 3 Dead UPDATE: Killer Radcliffe Houghton Signed Scott Walker Recall Petition
Posted on | October 21, 2012 | 25 Comments
Details are emerging in the shooting at a spa near the Brookfield Square Mall in the suburbs of Milwaukee. The suspected gunman has been identified as 45-year-old Radcliffe F. Haughton, and police say Haughton was found dead inside the Azana Salon & Spa on North Moorland Road.
UPDATE: Dan Riehl had an early builletin, but then updated with a second post under this headline:
Further details from (of all places) the London Daily Mail:
Haughton is estranged from his wife who works as a hair stylist at the salon where the shooting took place. . . .
Court records show that a judge issued a order of protection against Haughton just three days ago on October 18, hinting that there was a credible threat against the estranged wife.
His estranged wife has two daughters, one of whom works at the spa and was whisked away by police after the shooting.
So, an ordinary domestic dispute has turned into a headline-making atrocity and — because the gunman is not a Tea Party “extremist” — liberals will be unable to find any convenient political “moral to the story.” Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
UPDATE: Thanks to Ben Dolfin on Twitter for the tip that the gunman, Radcliffe Houghton, signed the union-supported petition to recall Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Why do I doubt that this fact will appear in any MSM news stories?