OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- The father of one of the victims in the suburban Milwaukee salon shooting says he's been told his daughter died heroically -- and that the stories don't surprise him one bit.
Keith Hanson is the father of 38-year-old Maelin Lind, one of three women killed Sunday. He says a sheriff's deputy told him Lind intervened with the gunman to save a co-worker's daughter. He says "she did what was right," and that she died a martyr.
Police identified the gunman as Radcliffe Haughton, who was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say he had abused his wife, Zina Haughton for years, and three days after she got a restraining order against him, he stormed into her salon and opened fire. Lind, Zina Haughton and Cary Robuck were killed.
BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) -- The owner of the Wisconsin spa where a gunman killed his wife and two other women remembers her employees as wonderful mothers who worked hard and made people happy.
Tami Gemmell told reporters Tuesday that her staff was heartbroken over the loss of their colleagues. She says buildings can be restored, but human loss is immeasurable.
Gemmell owns Azana Spa and Salon in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield.
The estranged husband of 42-year-old Zina Haughton burst into the salon Sunday and opened fire before committing suicide. Haughton died, as did 35-year-old Cary L. Robuck of Racine and 38-year-old Maelyn M. Lind of Oconomowoc.
Haughton's husband had a history of domestic abuse. Gemmell says she hopes the attack opens a serious dialogue about domestic violence.
Four others were wounded, and Radcliffe Haughton died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The attack prompted an outpouring of grief, including vigils, prayer services and touching remembrances.