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The Latest: Gov. Snyder: Thoughts Go Out to Kalamazoo Shooting Victims


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (TheBlaze/AP) — The Latest on the shootings in the Kalamazoo, Michigan, area (all times local):

10:50 a.m.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says "the victims and their families — and the entire Kalamazoo area — should be in everyone's thoughts" after a shooting rampage that killed at least six people.

Prosecutor Jeff Getting says 45-year-old Jason Dalton likely will face multiple first-degree murder and attempted murder counts. Dalton was arrested early Sunday.

The shootings started Saturday evening outside an apartment complex where a woman was seriously wounded. A father and son were slain four hours later at a car dealership.

Four people were killed and a 14-year-old girl wounded 15 minutes later in a restaurant parking lot.

Snyder in his statement Sunday also lauded police, saying "their actions resulted in the suspect being caught before he was able to harm anyone else through these senseless and apparently random acts of violence."


8:55 a.m.

Authorities expect the suspect believed to be responsible for a series of random shootings in western Michigan that left at least six people dead will be arraigned Monday afternoon.

Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting says 45-year-old Jason Dalton of Kalamazoo County likely will face multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder when he appears before a judge in a Kalamazoo County courtroom.

Dalton was arrested early Sunday in Kalamazoo. Police say he has no known criminal history.

Police say the rampage began about 6 p.m. Saturday outside an apartment complex on the eastern edge of Kalamazoo County, where a woman was shot multiple times and seriously wounded. A little more than four hours later and 15 miles away, a father and son were fatally shot while looking at vehicles at a car dealership.

Fifteen minutes after that, five people — including a 14-year-old girl — were gunned down in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant.


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