Cops: Gunman Dead in Wisconsin Mass Shooting

Radcliffe Franklin Haughton (AFP/Getty Images/Newscom)
Radcliffe Franklin Haughton (AFP/Getty Images/Newscom)

Updated on Monday, October 22: Zina Haughton, the estranged wife of Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, has been identified as one of the 3 people he fatally shot, according to Four others were injured.


Another mass shooting has struck the Milwaukee area, less than three months after a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple near the city, killing six people and wounding at least three others before being fatally shot. This time, a domestic dispute may be the cause of the mayhem.

A man who was ordered last week to turn over all his weapons in a domestic dispute opened fire Sunday at his estranged wife's workplace near Milwaukee, killing three people and injuring four others, authorities said. He then apparently shot himself to death, police said.

The suspect was identified as Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer, Wis., said Brookfield Police Chief Daniel Tushaus, who said Haughton was found dead inside the building, a two-story salon and day spa across the street from a busy mall.

Haughton's body wasn't found for several hours because investigators' canvass of the building was slowed by the presence of what appeared to be an improvised explosive device left at the scene, police said …

Haughton's father, also named Radcliffe, was shocked and dismayed upon learning that his son was the suspect. "Oh, my God," the elder Haughton told WTMJ in a telephone interview from his home in Florida. "The Haughton family apologizes, and we are sorry."

"This is not a reflection of the Haughton family," he said, adding: "One member of the Haughton family has done something terrible. This is not the Haughtons' way. This is not the way we live. This is not how I raised my son up."


Haughton's wife, Zina Daniel Haughton, worked at the salon where the shooting took place. It was not immediately clear from news reports if she was among the shooting victims.


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