Man accused of shooting dead a hairdressing salon’s female staff member
Woman who works at a haberdashery said she was horrified when she saw her male colleague shot dead by a man who had just come to the door.
Key points:A man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a habberdinger’s female assistantA woman at the salon was killed in the incidentTwo people are being questioned about the shooting of a male haberdresser’s female colleague at a hairdresser business in Sydney’s southThe shooting happened at a salon on a busy street in the northern suburb of Parramatta in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The woman was a habeas corpus prisoner serving a life sentence at the Sydney Federal Prison.
A man, who police said was armed with a handgun and a rifle, entered the business and shot the man who was working at the front desk, then went to the front door and opened fire.
The shooting left a man dead and a woman who was at the back of the salon injured.
The shooter was taken into custody at the scene, while the woman and the man were taken to a nearby hospital.
Police are now trying to establish what the gunman’s motive might be, but have released no further details.
The owner of the business, Tony Hester, said he was “deeply saddened” by the shooting and was not aware of any other incidents involving staff at the business.
“It’s a shock and a massive shock to the whole community, especially for our ladies,” Mr Hester said.
“They have to go to work every day to get to work.”
I have a wife and two kids, and I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who came into my shop and saw my shop today.
“Mr Hester’s wife, Carol, said she would try and make the salon and haberds business “even better”.”
I’m sure it will be the last thing I see from my shop,” she said.
A spokesperson for the Parramatina Regional Police Service said the shooting was being treated as a murder investigation.
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