SEAL BEACH, Calif. -- Six people were killed and three were wounded Wednesday in a shooting at a hair salon in a normally sedate Southern California beach community, authorities said.
The six deaths were confirmed and the other three victims were taken to a hospital in critical condition, police Sgt. Steve Bowles told The Associated Press.
Police arrested a man in a traffic stop a half-mile from the shooting scene and he was taken into custody, Bowles told KCAL-TV. He added that multiple weapons were seized.
A motive was not immediately known.
The city had only one homicide last year and none during the previous three years, according to statistics compiled by the Police Department.
Relatives of victims in the salon shooting were being taken to a nearby spiritual center.
The shooting was reported at 1:21 p.m. in a cluster of small businesses on Pacific Coast Highway.
The quiet beachfront city of about 25,000 residents identifies itself as the Gateway to Southern California's Orange County and is located about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
It is home to Leisure World, a gated senior citizen community of 9,000 people, as well as the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station military complex. Two-thirds of the city's 13.23 square miles are occupied by the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge.
Associated Press writer John Rogers in Los Angeles contributed to this report.