Sunday, February 21, 2016

Uber driver suspected in mass killing in Kalamazoo

Horror came to western Michigan last night.

Six people were killed and two people seriously injured by a lone gunman in three separate random shooting incidents that began at around 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in outside a townhouse in Richland Township. The next shooting happened at Seelye Automotive on Stadium Drive at around 10 p.m. and the third at the Cracker Barrel restaurant at I-94 and 9th Street at about 10:15 p.m.

Getting said there appears to be no connection between the victims at the three locations, who were apparently shot only because of their availability to the shooter.

Authorities have not discovered any additional shooting incidents between the first two, nor between the third shooting and the arrest of Jason B. Dalton, 45, the lone suspect arrested in the mass shooting spree, who was taken into custody at around 12:40 a.m. Sunday.

A Kalamazoo County sheriff's deputy spotted the Chevrolet HHR that Dalton was driving leaving the parking lot of a bar in downtown Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers were able to quickly pull Dalton over "without incident" on Ransom Street between Porter and Walbridge streets downtown's near north side.

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