Six people are dead and three others are seriously injured after a gunman drove around and randomly opened fire in three different locations in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Saturday night. Police have confirmed that as of right after 1 a.m. EST, the gunman was still on the loose.
Update – Sunday 11:30 a.m. EST
Overnight, the police did arrest 45-year-old Jason Brian Dalton in connection with the three shooting incidents that killed six people and injured two others. There was just one gunman, he is in custody, and there are still no connections between the shootings.
Jail mugshot of Kalamazoo shootings suspect Jason Brian Dalton, 45 pic.twitter.com/XLlHNGKOZl
— Kalamazoo Gazette (@Kzoo_Gazette) February 21, 2016
As of Sunday morning, Kalamzaoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas said that he expects charges to be formally brought on Monday.
“I would expect six counts of murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder, six counts of felony firearm, and then we’ll see from there.”
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According to CBS News, four people have been shot dead at a Cracker Barrel restaurant that is located in Texas Township. The other two people that are dead were shot and killed at a car dealership located in Kalamazoo.
It has been confirmed by Fox News that one of those killed in the Cracker Barrel was an 8-year-old child. At the car dealership, which has been revealed to be Seelye Kia, was a father and son.
The suspect is a white male in his 50s and he is said to be driving a Chevy HHR which is blue in color. The Kalamzaoo County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for him and have advised people to be on the lookout and stay safe.
Sheriff’s office: 6 dead, 3 injured in apparent random shooting spree in Kalamazoo Co., Michigan; suspect on the loose.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) February 21, 2016
The suspect appears to be driving to different townships and neighborhoods and is apparently just randomly targeting people. There has been no detailed information yet revealed on him or why he is committing the shootings, but everything seems random at this time.
Police believe that an earlier drive-by shooting at Meadows Townhomes is now connected to the late-night Saturday shootings. In that drive-by, one woman was left injured.
— WOOD TV8 (@WOODTV) February 21, 2016
Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas did speak with CNN about the active shooting and said that there were indeed three different locations. Six people are confirmed dead, and of the three injured — one is in serious condition while the other two are in critical condition.
“What it looks like is we have someone just driving around, finding people and shooting them dead in their tracks.”
The first shooting is now being said to be that incident at the apartment complex called Meadows Townhomes. The woman shot was hit four times and is one of those that is in serious condition.
A little after 10 p.m. local time in Kalamazoo, Michigan, three people were shot at the Kia dealership. Two of those were killed, while the third person is fighting for their life at this time.
Just three miles away from the car dealership, the gunman went to the Cracker Barrel restaurant and opened fire on people that were in their cars. They were in two separate cars and three of them did pass away.
The fourth person shot at the Cracker Barrel is a teenager who is currently in critical condition as well.
As the evening goes on, the location of the gunman’s reach is widening as it is now said that there are four crime scenes with “many injured.”
Man driving around shooting people to death in Kalamazoo, MI:
– 6 dead
– Many injured
– 4 crime scenes
– Suspect still at large
— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) February 21, 2016
It is now known that shots were fired in a fourth location, near the corner of OP Ave. and 6th Ave. in Kalamazoo.
— BJ Lutz (@bjlutz) February 21, 2016
Police are urging people to stay indoors and be careful if they’re out in Kalamzaoo, Michigan, tonight as the gunman is still at large. They have not determined the motive for the random shootings or if any of the victims are connected as of late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.