7 Killed in “Random” Michigan Attacks

7 Killed in “Random” Michigan Attacks7 Killed in “Random” Michigan Attacks

At least seven people have been killed in a series of apparently random shootings in the Michigan county of Kalamazoo, police said.

Five people were killed in a restaurant and two at a car dealership. A 14-year-old girl was among those killed.

The attacks are being linked to an earlier shooting at a car park elsewhere in the town, which left one woman seriously injured, BBC reported.

Police have taken a 45-year-old male into custody and said that the threat to the public was now over. The man did not resist when approached by officers and weapons were found in his car, police said.

“These are random murders,” Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas said, describing the spree as his “worst nightmare”.

Police were first called to a Kalamazoo residential building where a woman was shot multiple times and was taken to hospital in a serious condition. Hours later, officers were called to the car dealership where two people were shot and killed, and a third wounded, Matyas said. The two killed are believed to have been father and son.

The third shooting in the Cracker Barrel car park saw the gunman open fire on people in their cars. Four were killed and a fifth person was critically wounded, Matyas said.

The WoodTV channel reported that an eight-year-old died at the restaurant, quoting local police.