At least 9 people injured, including 2 children, in shooting at Michigan splash pad

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell Jun3,2024

At least nine people were injured after a gunman opened fire at a splash pad in a Detroit suburb on Saturday.

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said during a press conference that an eight-year-old boy is in critical condition following a gunshot wound to the head. He said that the boy’s brother, a 4-year-old, and his mother were also injured in the shooting.

The Associated Press noted that authorities initially thought as many as 10 were injured, but they later revised that number. Bouchard said the suspect fired his weapon at least 28 times.

The six other victims were all 30 or older and in stable condition. This includes one husband and wife couple and one 78-year-old man.

The shooting occurred at about 5 p.m. local time at a recreational splash pad in Rochester Hills, Mich., which is a suburb of Detroit. Bouchard said that the shooting appeared to be random, noting that the suspect may have “just decided to go there to find victims.”

Law enforcement tracked the suspect back to a residence in Shelby Township, Mich., about 11 minutes from the splash pad. After police tried to make contact with him, they breached the home and found the suspect dead, according to Bouchard.

Bouchard said the suspect appeared to have died by a self-inflicted gun wound. They are still investigating what the motive may have been.

The Associated Press contributed.

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