Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Police officer responds to a shooting at a water park in the US state of Michigan yesterday Alamay Stock Photo
Detroit

At least nine injured in water park shooting in Michigan, including eight-year-old child

It’s understood that the shooter had ‘no connectivity to the victims’.

A SHOOTER OPENED fire at a water park in the US state of Michigan yesterday, wounding nine or more people including at least one child, police said.

The local sheriff’s office said it potentially had the suspect contained near the scene of the shooting in Rochester Hills, a suburb of Detroit.

“It appears like the individual pulled up, exited a vehicle, approached the splash pad, opened fire. Reloaded, opened fire. Reloaded. Left. So it appears very random at this point,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard of Oakland County told reporters.

He added that he believed the shooter had “no connectivity to the victims.”

He said preliminary information indicated there were nine to 10 victims of varying ages, including one eight-year-old child.

Several hospitals have received patients, he said.

A Glock handgun and empty magazines were recovered at the scene.

According to Bouchard, “we believe we have an individual who’s a suspect contained nearby.”

He said that assets including SWAT teams and armoured vehicles have been deployed.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said she was “heartbroken” to learn of the shooting.

“We are monitoring the situation as updates continue to come in, and are in touch with local officials,” she said on social media platform X.

© AFP 2024