Police suspect Radcliffe F. Haughton in a shooting spree today that left three people dead and one injured. Court documents show that a restraining order was filed against Mr. Radcliffe this month. (NY Times)
Suspected shooter Radcliffe F. Haughton tried to kidnap one of his victims after shooting her in the hip.
JS Online reported:
The gunman at the Azana Spa & Salon attempted to take a receptionist hostage after shooting her in the leg, friends of the woman said after visiting her Sunday afternoon at Froedtert Hospital.
The shooter, identified as Radcliffe F. Haughton, came into the salon and went past the receptionist, who heard shooting a short time later, said Doug Epker of East Troy, who visited the woman at the emergency room where she was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.
“She said the gunman came in and she hid for a little bit but he wasn’t looking for her, he passed her up,” Epker said in an interview. “And she came back out of hiding and that’s when she got shot.”
After the woman was wounded, the shooter “tried dragging her upstairs, but her hip, where she was shot, it broke her bone and she couldn’t walk, luckily, otherwise she might not be alive,” Epker said.
The woman “said the guy dropped his clip. She said it was definitely a pistol,” he said.
Wounded, the woman managed to escape. “Somehow she found an open door, she got out and rolled down the hill,” Epker said.
He said the woman, who is in her early 20s, was from East Troy, as was his son, Kyle, 22.
The woman was on the phone with Kyle just before she was wounded. “She said I gotta go, and she got shot right then.”
UPDATE: Rachel found that Haughton has a record of domestic abuse.
UPDATE: Shooter Haughton was found dead by police.