6 Dead in Michigan Mass Shooting

VOA News

Authorities say they have detained a suspect in a deadly shooting spree that left six people dead and two others wounded in the northern U.S. state of Michigan.

Police early Sunday arrested 45-year-old Jason Dalton, a driver for the ride hail company Uber. Officials say he has no known criminal history.

The shootings took place late Saturday around the city of Kalamazoo.

Authorities say the violent spree began at an apartment complex where a woman was seriously wounded when shot multiple times. Hours later, the gunman killed a father and son looking at vehicles at a car dealership.

Minutes after that, five people were gunned down in a parking lot at a restaurant. Four of them died. A 14-year-old girl, originally reported as dead, was hospitalized with serious injuries.

No motive has been given for the shootings. Local media reports that Dalton may have dropped off an Uber fare passenger in between his attacks.

Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting says Dalton will face multiple counts of first degree murder and attempted murder when he appears before a judge in a Kalamazoo County courtroom on Monday.

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