Kalamazoo shootings leave six dead

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP): The Latest on the shootings in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area (all times local):

7:50 a.m.

Police have revised the death count in a series of random shootings in western Michigan that have left at least six people dead.

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley says a 14-year-old girl who originally had been pronounced dead by medical officials is still alive. Hadley says Sunday morning the teen remained in serious condition.

Forty-five-year-old Jason Dalton of Kalamazoo County was arrested early Sunday in Kalamazoo in connections with the shootings. Hadley says Dalton has no known criminal history.

Police say the rampage began about 6 p.m. Saturday outside an apartment complex on the eastern edge of the Kalamazoo County, where a woman was shot multiple times and seriously wounded. A little more than four hours later and 15 miles away, a father and son were fatally shot while looking at vehicles at a car dealership.

Fifteen minutes after that, five people — including the 14-year-old girl — were gunned down in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant.

Dalton remained jailed Sunday.

6:50 a.m.

Police have identified the suspect they believe is responsible for a series of random shootings in western Michigan that have left at least six people dead.

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley tells The Associated Press that the suspect arrested early Sunday in Kalamazoo is 45-year-old Jason Dalton of Kalamazoo County.

Hadley says Dalton has no known criminal history.

Police say the rampage began about 6 p.m. Saturday outside an apartment complex on the eastern edge of the Kalamazoo County, where a woman was shot multiple times and seriously wounded. A little more than four hours later and 15 miles away, a father and son were fatally shot while looking at vehicles at a car dealership.

Fiftee minutes after that, five people — including a 14-year-old girl — were gunned down in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant.

Dalton remained jailed Sunday.

6:30 a.m.

At least six people are dead after a series of western Michigan shootings in which authorities say they believe a gunman chose victims at random.

Authorities say a 45-year-old man was arrested early Sunday in Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas says the rampage began about 6 p.m. Saturday outside an apartment complex on the eastern edge of the Kalamazoo County, where a woman was shot multiple times and seriously wounded.

A little more than four hours later and 15 miles away, a father and son were fatally shot while looking at vehicles at a car dealership.

Matyas says 15 minutes after that, five people — including a 14-year-old girl — were gunned down in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant.

Matyas described the killings as “random murders.”

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