Michigan Splash Pad Shooting: 8 Injured, Gunman Dead in Standoff

Michigan Splash Pad Shooting: 8 Injured, Gunman Dead in Standoff
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Rochester Hills, Michi­gan — A hor­rif­ic shoot­ing unfold­ed on Sat­ur­day at the Brook­lands Plaza Splash Pad, leav­ing eight peo­ple injured. 

Author­i­ties are inves­ti­gat­ing the motive behind the ram­page by a 42-year-old male sus­pect with no pri­or crim­i­nal his­to­ry but sus­pect­ed men­tal health issues.

The shoot­ing erupt­ed around 5:00 PM as fam­i­lies enjoyed the sum­mer after­noon. The uniden­ti­fied gun­man report­ed­ly fired 28 rounds before flee­ing the scene.

Oak­land Coun­ty Sher­iff Michael Bouchard detailed the inci­dent, includ­ing the crit­i­cal con­di­tion of an 8‑year-old boy shot in the head and the injuries sus­tained by his moth­er and brother.

Thank­ful­ly, the quick response by law enforce­ment may have pre­vent­ed fur­ther tragedy. Police locat­ed the sus­pect at a near­by res­i­dence where he died from a self-inflict­ed gun­shot wound after a brief standoff. 

A search of the sus­pec­t’s home revealed a semi-auto­mat­ic rifle and anoth­er handgun.

Local offi­cials, includ­ing Rochester Hills May­or Bryan Bar­nett, expressed their con­do­lences and vowed for the com­mu­ni­ty’s recovery. 

Michi­gan Gov­er­nor Gretchen Whit­mer and Sec­re­tary of State Joce­lyn Ben­son echoed these sen­ti­ments while high­light­ing the ongo­ing gun vio­lence cri­sis impact­ing the nation’s chil­dren and families.

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