Were there warning signs prior to the salon mass shooting?

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The ultimate question after any mass shooting, were there warning signs? In the case of the Azana Salon and Spa mass shooting, the answer is yes.

The long history of domestic disputes between Radcliffe Haughton and his wife are well-documented. But the 621 page report released on Friday, March 1st, includes a bombshell. Haughton actually told a friend about his plans to commit mass murder just days before the shooting.

The friend mentioned in the police reports is a man named Jeffrey Simmons. He told police that Haughton suspected his wife was cheating on him.

On October 16, 2012, Simmons overheard Haughton on the phone with his father says, "If I had a gun, I would shoot her."

The next day, Haughton told Simmons that "she was not the only one who was going to get it..." and described "sitting on a hill and picking them off one by one."

On October 19th, just two days before the salon mass shooting, Haughton showed Simmons a police booking photo of himself. He indicated that "this will be the photo that they are going to use."

Simmons told police he tried to calm Haughton down, but it does not appear he ever notified anyone about the threats.

According to multiple witnesses interviewed by police, Haughton was a very jealous man who routinely suspected other men were interested in his wife.

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