7 People Murdered, 1 Injured In Kalamazoo, Michigan – Suspect Identified As Jason Dalton

7 Killed, 1 Injured After Multiple Shootings In Michigan – ABC News


At least seven people are dead and one injured following multiple shootings Saturday evening in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area. Police later said they believe a suspect is in custody.

The suspect has been identified as Jason Dalton, a 45-year-old white male from Kalamazoo, according to Chief Jeff Hadley of the Kalamazoo County Department of Public Safety.

Police said the suspect was driving a dark blue Chevy HHR. He has not been charged. Authorities were still in the process of interviewing the suspect at the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Headquarters.

According to Michigan State Police F/Lt. Dale Hinz, the suspect was apprehended early Sunday morning at the intersection of Porter Street and East Ransom Street after a car matching the description was seen.

Authorities said the shootings began around 6 p.m. local time Saturday when a woman was shot outside of a vehicle in the parking lot of the Meadows Townhomes in Richland Township, located northeast of Kalamazoo. She is in critical condition and her children were not hit.

Around 10:15 p.m., two people were shot and killed in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Seelye Ford Dealership of Kalamazoo.

Then around 10:20 p.m., five people were shot and killed in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel in Texas Township, southwest of Kalamazoo.

Authorities said there is no word on any connection between the victims or locations and the shooter, and the shootings appeared to be random.

A weapon was found in the vehicle, but police will not say what it was.



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