​Michigan Shootings: Gunman Detained In Kalamazoo Shootings That Killed Several People

Michigan Shootings
Author: Kara GilmourBy:
Staff Reporter
Feb. 22, 2016

A Michigan shootings gunman killed six people and wounded two in Kalamazoo County in a random parking lot. The shooting suspect, Jason Dalton, 45, opened fire late on Saturday outside an apartment complex, a Kia car dealership and a Cracker Barrel restaurant over a period of little more than four hours, according to MSN.

A 14-year-old girl initially reported to have been shot at the restaurant, becoming the seventh fatality, was in fact wounded in the shootings and is in serious condition, a prosecutor said. Dalton is in custody and was “even tempered” when he was arrested in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Michigan shootings: Suspect Jason Dalton arrested

Michigan shootings: Suspect Jason Dalton arrested

“Victims were selected at random,” they said. They described the shootings in and near Kalamazoo, a city about 150 miles west of Detroit, as intentional but gave no motive.

A semiautomatic pistol was found inside Dalton’s vehicle. Police said he had no known criminal record.

The Michigan shootings carnage began about 6 p.m. on Saturday when a woman was wounded outside a Kalamazoo County apartment building. About 10 p.m. police were called to the car dealership where two people were killed and a third was wounded.

Four people were killed in the shootings about 15 minutes later in a Cracker Barrel parking lot in Kalamazoo County, where Dalton opened fire on people in their cars after a brief conversation, police said.

Police said surveillance video from businesses near the Michigan shootings led to a description of Dalton’s vehicle. The victims have not been identified.

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