Multiple shot at Michigan water park as ‘active shooter situation’ is contained

Several people were killed Saturday night at a splash pad in Michigan in an “active shooter situation” that has since been “contained,” according to local police and local reports.

THE New York Post reports that gunfire erupted at the Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad in Rochester Hills – about 28 miles from downtown Detroit – around 5pm local time (7am AEST)

Stephen Huber, a spokesman for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, initially confirmed that at least five people were killed, although it was unclear at this time whether anyone was killed.

CNN reports that one of the shooting victims is just 8 years old. The victims were reportedly transported to several hospitals with “various injuries.”

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said during a news conference Saturday evening that the suspect is currently holed up in a house surrounded by deputies near the crime scene.

It is understood authorities found a handgun and three empty ammunition magazines at the scene, with police alleging the suspect arrived in the area of ​​the splash, got out of a vehicle before opening fire “potentially 28 times” from less than 10 meters away.

Local media WXYZ TV later reported that sources said possibly as many as 9 people were killed in the crash, and while Mr. Bouchard was unable to provide an update on the victims’ conditions, he said one had exited since surgery and was “doing fine.”

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett said the situation is “heartbreaking.”

“This is a great community and it is heartbreaking to see this happen here.”

Bouchard said the attack appears to be random and authorities are investigating the motive.

“We are trying to speak to that person with no response but, again, we believe he is confined there,” he said, as reported by CNN.

“A vehicle matching what was described as a vehicle leaving the scene was there… We set up a quick perimeter and officers on scene apparently heard or saw the individual they were attempting to communicate with.

The sheriff said the incident was a “gut punch” as the community was still recovering from the 2021 shooting at an Oxford high school, which is just 15 miles from the splash pad, when four students were killed.

– with the New York Post

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