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Nov 16, 2012 2:42 AM by CJ, The Associated Press

CA salon where shooting rampage occurred to reopen

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California hair salon is set to reopen this weekend more than a year after a shooting rampage left eight people dead.

The Long Beach Press-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/SZ1wNp ) that Salon Meritage in Seal Beach will have its open house Sunday.

Prosecutors say a gunman sprayed the salon with bullets in October 2011 after arguing with his ex-wife over custody of their 8-year-old son. The woman, who was a stylist, and the salon owner were among the dead.

A stylist who stepped out for a break when the shooting occurred has become the salon's new owner. Irma Acosta says she has renovated the salon to create a safe place for customers. She said six stylists who worked in the old salon will be coming back.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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