Splash Pad Shooting Injures Nine

(TotalConservative.com) – A shooting at a splash pad in a park near Detroit over the weekend left nine people injured, including a mother and her two young children, after which the alleged shooter apparently killed himself.

On Saturday, June 15, nine people suffered injuries after a shooting at a splash pad in the Metro Detroit northern suburb of Rochester Hills, Michigan, after a man opened fire around 5 PM in the area while families gathered to escape the heat and kids played in the fountains.

Two of those kids were among the injured. One victim, an 8-year-old boy, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, according to Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, and his mother was also in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the leg and abdomen. The boy’s 4-year-old younger brother also suffered gunshot wounds to the leg but his condition is stable. The other six victims were all adults above the age of 30, including an elderly man of 78.

The horrifying attack appears to be at random and law enforcement cannot find any sign of a motivation. The shooter allegedly drove up to the area, approached the splash pad area, and started shooting without provocation. Although yet to be confirmed by law enforcement, one witness said he saw the shooter firing two guns and at least 28 shots were fired. He reloaded at least once and then “calmly walked back to his car” when he was finished.

Bouchard said the scene was chaotic and that people fell over one another while fleeing and “getting hit” with bullets. He called the situation “terrible” and similar to others law enforcement “have seen way too much” of.

After tracking the shooter to a residence, they found the suspect dead from an apparent suicide. He wasn’t a Rochester Hill resident and why he chose the splash pad for his target remains a mystery. The man was later identified as Michael William Nash, 42, from Shelby Township with no criminal record who privately suffered from “mental health challenges,” according to the sheriff.

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