A tragic crime occurred this week in Florida after a barber was slain by a patron for refusing to cut the person’s hair for less than the required rate. Witnesses say the man was angered that the barber and shop owner refused to cut his hair for $2 and returned to the business brandishing a handgun.
The shooting took place in Mount Dora, northwest of Orlando. As reported by the Orlando Sentinel, a man entered a barber shop on Old Highway 441 and asked for a haircut at a heavily discounted rate. When he was refused, the angry patron came back to the store and opened fire.
The unidentified victim was struck in the head and succumbed to the wounds, while customers in the shop subdued the unnamed gunman and restrained him until police arrived at the scene. The weapon allegedly used in the killing was found at the scene, and the attacker was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center. The nature of his injuries was not revealed.
A reporter for local news outlet WPXI spoke to eyewitnesses, who said the gunman was seriously injured. Witnesses said the victim was “real nice and real kind” and demanded that the gunman be brought to justice.
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