The Latest: 14-year-old girl seventh to die after shootings
Feb. 21, 2016
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Latest in the shootings in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area (all times local):
A 14-year-old girl is the seventh person to die after a series of shootings in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area.
Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas says the teenager was one of five people fatally shot in a Cracker Barrel restaurant parking lot.
Matyas corrected earlier information released by authorities that the girl was nine years old.
The other two fatalities were in the parking lot of a car dealership. Police initially believed a third person was injured in that attack but Matyas said that information was incorrect.
An eighth victim is a woman shot multiple times in the parking lot of an apartment complex. She is in serious condition at a local hospital.
A 14-year-old girl is in critical condition following a series of shootings in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area.
Michigan State Police Lt. Dale Hinz says she was among the people shot in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant.
Police say four of the six people killed were at the Cracker Barrel. Two others, a father and son, were fatally shot at a car dealership.
A 45-year-old white male suspect is in custody and being questioned by police.
This version of the Latest corrects the age of the girl to 14 from nine.
Police say the suspect taken into custody by police following a series of shootings in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area is a 45-year-old white male.
Michigan State Police Lt. Dale Hinz told WWMT-TV says that officers are questioning the suspect, who is from Kalamazoo County.
Hinz calls the shootings at three separate locations, "incomprehensible." Six people were killed.
Police say they have apprehended a suspect in a series of shootings in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area.
Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas told WWMT-TV that a man was detained in downtown Kalamazoo.
Matyas says the man did not resist when approached by law enforcement officers. Matyas says weapons were found in the man's vehicle.
Asked if he was confident that the man apprehended by police is the person who carried out the shootings, Matyas said: "The threat to the public is over. We now have our suspect."
Six people have been killed and two injured in what police describe as a series of random shootings around the Kalamazoo, Michigan area.
Two of the injured are in critical condition and one is in serious condition.
Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas says a manhunt is under way for a suspect described as an older white male, perhaps in his 50s, driving a dark blue vehicle.
The shootings took place on Saturday evening in parking lots at three locations — a Cracker Barrel restaurant, a Ford dealership and an apartment complex.
Matyas says that police believe the shootings do not appear to be targeting certain people.
"These are random murders," he said.
Police say multiple people have died from several shootings that appear to be related in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area.
Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas told WOOD-TV that a suspect appears to be driving around the area and targeting people.
"We have multiple people dead," Matyas says.
Police are looking for the suspect.