Seal Beach Shooting

Pam Serdutz paced nervously outside the Salon Meritage early Thursday morning, desperate to know whether her favorite stylist was among the victims.

"I can't stand it, not knowing whether Gordon survived or not," she said, trying not to cry at the scene of Wednesday's shooting rampage in Seal Beach that left eight dead and one critically injured.

Every hair-dressing station was full at Salon Meritage Wednesday when a gunman burst through the door and began shooting, sending terrified customers diving for cover in the upscale salon tucked just blocks from the beach in this quaint seaside town. The shooter then stepped outside, shot a man sitting in a truck in the parking lot and sped off.