Barber shot, killed in shop; police look for gunman

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Police in Puyallup, Washington, are searching for a gunman who they said shot and killed a barber as he was cutting a child’s hair Wednesday evening.

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KIRO reported that the incident happened around 5 p.m. at JQ Barber on East Stewart Street.

Witnesses said the gunman entered the barber shop, went to the employee’s booth and shot him several times before the suspect ran from the store.

The victim, who was identified as the barber shop’s owner, was dead at the scene, KIRO reported.

The 8-year-old child, whose hair was being cut by the barber at the time of the shooting, was not injured.

Police with the help of a K-9 officer searched for the alleged gunman but did not find him, KIRO reported.


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