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Seal Beach, Calif. salon shooting lone survivor remains in critical condition

Police officers stand with who was being held in a patrol car at the scene of the arrest of a suspect near the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, Calif., where a shooting left eight people dead and one critically injured Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. Seal Beach police have identified the suspect in the salon massacre as Scott Evans Dekraai.
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Police officers stand with who was being held in a patrol car at the scene of the arrest of a suspect near the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, Calif., where a shooting left eight people dead and one critically injured Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. Seal Beach police have identified the suspect in the salon massacre as Scott Evans Dekraai.
Scott Evans Dekraai (r.)
AP Photo/Reed Saxon

(CBS/KCBS/AP) SEAL BEACH, Calif. - Police say a woman who survived the shooting rampage at a Seal Beach hair salon remains in critical condition.

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Sgt. Steve Bowles says the woman remains hospitalized Thursday, but is showing some improvement. Her name hasn't been released.

Eight people died Wednesday after a gunman burst through the door at Salon Meritage in the Los Angeles suburb of Seal Beach.

Police arrested 42-year-old Scott Evans Dekraai about a half-mile from the scene. Acquaintances say he'd been involved in a bitter custody dispute with his ex-wife, who worked at the salon.

His ex-wife's co-workers told CBS station KCBS that she was afraid of him. They also said that he threatened her with guns in the past and she had a restraining order against him.

Reportedly, the two were in the midst of a bitter custody fight over the couple's son Nicolas. She wanted to spend more time with her son.

Police are searching Dekraai's Huntington Beach home that he shares with his third wife, Mindy, reports the station.

It is unclear if his second wife, Michelle, is among the dead or the lone survivor.

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