Random shooting at splash pad leaves 9 people injured

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – A tragic shooting at a splash pad in the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills on Saturday resulted in at least nine individuals injured, according to the authorities. The suspected shooter has been assumed to be in a nearby home.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard provided further details stating that the male suspect arrived in a vehicle and started the indiscriminate firing around 5 p.m. at the Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad. The suspect’s actions seemed utterly random as he opened fire, repeatedly reloaded, and left the scene.

The victims of the shooting ranged from 9 to 10 people, including a critically injured 8-year-old child. The wounded individuals are currently being treated at four different area hospitals for varying types of injuries. One patient has already undergone surgery.

Although the name of the potential suspect isn’t disclosed, the officials are confident that he is ‘contained’ within a house situated within a half-mile of the splash pad. The Sheriff further stated that they apprehended the suspect due to certain evidence found at the scene and confirmed that a vehicle matching the description of the getaway car was spotted.

The assailant fired around 28 times while reloading multiple times. The crime scene investigators retrieved a 9mm Glock semi-automatic handgun and three empty magazines.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has expressed her deep sorrow over the shooting incident, assuring that they are vigilantly monitoring the situation and are in constant touch with local officials. The city of Rochester Hills is about 25 miles to the north of Detroit.