3 people shot at Vallejo nail salon

February 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Three people are shot inside a Vallejo nail salon, including a 2-year-old girl. The violence then spilled into the parking lot where gunshots tore through the neighborhood. Gunmen targeted the initial victim and it appears a friend of hers fired back.

It all started inside Tina's Nail Salon in the middle of a shopping district on Springs Road. It seems to have been one serious gun battle.

Springs Road at Maple Avenue was shut down late Monday night as police investigated the shooting. Three people were shot, including the 2-year-old granddaughter of the shop's owner.

The owner's son told ABC7 two armed men walked into the salon around 7:30 p.m. and opened fire on a female customer. They ran off, but apparently came back to finish the job. That's when the victim's male friend was ready with his gun and that's when the majority of the bullets began to fly.

Several stores were riddled with bullet holes, including five at the Domino's Pizza shop. Two cars in a parking lot across Springs Road were also hit.

When it was all done, the 2-year-old girl had been shot in the upper leg, her grandmother and nail salon owner was shot in both arms and the female customer was shot three times.

"It was really, really scary. I don't really have nothing to say," said Laura Holloway, a beauty salon employee. "I don't know outside. I heard them from the inside and it got louder and louder so I just got on the floor and protected my baby."

"They just heard popping a lot of them. She said it sounded like over 20 shots. They just kind of like hit the floor," said Doc Soto, a witness.

The 2-year-old girl was airlifted to Children's Hospital Oakland, but there's no word on her condition so far.

Police are releasing very little information, but according to the son of the nail salon owner police are looking for two armed men.


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