KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MICHIGAN — Michigan State Police announced at 1:30am that they have a ‘strong suspect’ in custody in connection with the shooting spree that happened just hours ago.
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Police are feverishly searching for a suspect in multiple shootings that seem to be at random while he drives down the street. So far, six people have been killed and three injured.
“We seem to be dealing with a worst case scenario, someone driving around shooting,” Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas told NBC News.
Matyas said there are three shooting scenes. None of the victims at the three scenes appear connected, he said.
The suspect is described as a 50-year-old white male, driving a dark blue or silver Chevy HHR sport-utility vehicle.
The first incident happened Saturday evening at an apartment complex. In that incident, a woman was shot several times and is in serious condition.
The second incident came just a few hours later at a car dealership where two people were shot to death and another injured.
The third incident, just two miles from the previous, happened in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant. In that shooting, four people were gunned down and killed, and another was injured.
In that shooting, about 2 miles from the car dealership, the suspect got out of his car and started a brief conversation with people in two other cars, Matyas said.
After a few seconds of talking, the gunman “unloaded his weapon into both cars,” Matyas said.
Police believe that all three incidents are related and are actively searching for this armed and dangerous suspect. If you live in the area, remain vigilant and aware of your surrounding.
“We have somebody who is just driving around finding people and shooting them dead in their tracks,” an officer said while talking with reporters.
And of course, carry your firearm.
Watch this space for updates.