Michigan Water Park Shooter May Have Planned Additional Attacks

Michigan Water Park Shooter May Have Planned Additional Attacks
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Accord­ing to author­i­ties, the gun­man who car­ried out a shoot­ing at a Michi­gan splash pad, leav­ing 9 peo­ple injured includ­ing 2 chil­dren, may have planned to tar­get oth­er loca­tions as well. 

The shoot­er, iden­ti­fied as 42-year-old Michael William Nash, lived with his moth­er and report­ed­ly suf­fered from men­tal health issues.

Police say Nash opened fire at the Brook­lands Plaza Splash Pad in Rochester Hills around 5pm on a Sat­ur­day, unload­ing 28 shots from about 20 feet away. 

An 8‑year-old boy was left in crit­i­cal con­di­tion with a gun­shot wound to the head, while a 4‑year-old was shot in the thigh and is in sta­ble con­di­tion. Sev­er­al oth­er adults rang­ing from 30 to 78 years old were also injured, with one woman in crit­i­cal condition.

After the shoot­ing, police quick­ly tracked Nash to the mobile home he shared with his moth­er. When they entered the trail­er, they found an AR-style rifle on the kitchen table and Nash dead from a self-inflict­ed gun­shot wound. Author­i­ties believe he may have planned addi­tion­al attacks beyond the splash pad.

“Because we had quick con­tain­ment on him, that if he had planned to do any­thing else, it would­n’t sur­prise me. Because hav­ing that on the kitchen table isn’t an every­day activ­i­ty,” said Oak­land Coun­ty Sher­iff Michael Bouchard.

Inves­ti­ga­tors are still work­ing to deter­mine a motive for the shoot­ing, which appears to have been ran­dom. The splash pad inci­dent is the lat­est in a series of mass shoot­ings that have dev­as­tat­ed com­mu­ni­ties across the Unit­ed States.

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