7 DEAD IN KALAMAZOO COUNTY SHOOTING

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At least 8 people were shot; 7 of them were
killed, authorities say
The shootings took place at 3 locations,
police say
A 45-year-old male suspect is in custody
(CNN)— At least seven people were killed
during a shooting spree Kalamazoo County,
Michigan, authorities said.
In all, eight people were shot in three locations
Saturday, Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul
Matyas told CNN.
All three shooting incidents appear to be
related, authorities said.
“What it looks like is we have someone just
driving around, finding people and shooting
them dead in their tracks,” Matyas told CNN
affiliate WOOD-TV.
“This is your worst nightmare, when you have
somebody just driving around randomly killing
people.”
Police have a “strong suspect” in custody,
Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley told
CNN affiliate WWMT.
The suspect — a 45-year-old male — was taken
into custody without incident in downtown
Kalamazoo, Hadley said.
“The threat to the public is over,” Matyas told
WOOD. “We know this is our suspect. He is in
custody.”
Authorities recovered a weapon from the
suspect’s car, he said.
Three shootings
The first shooting took place around 6 p.m. (7
p.m. ET), when a woman was shot four times in
an apartment complex parking lot, Matyas
said. She was with her three children. The
woman is in serious condition.
Never have felt this terrified before, This
is insane. Praying for my friends, family
and the loved ones of the victims. #
PrayForKalamazoo
— Willie Mays HaVes (@Ty_havers22)
February 21, 2016
Shortly after 10 p.m. local time, two people
were shot and killed at a car dealership,
Matyas said.
“At this point we believe [they] were just here
looking at a vehicle,” Hadley said.
Outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant, five
people in two separate cars — including a girl
— were shot and killed, Michigan State Police
Lt. Dale Hinz told WOOD.
“This is obviously a tragic event. Any time a
community loses six people in senseless,
random acts of violence, [it] is just tragedy for
everyone,” Hadley told WWMT. “It’s really
tough.more news at >>

Source : CNN

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