The “well-regulated militia” has struck again – this time in a series of random shootings in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Authorities are still searching for a blue Chevy HHR; it is unclear whether or not he is firing from the vehicle at this time.
Six victims are confirmed dead; two victims have been rushed to the hospital. Early reports indicate the shootings began at a Kia car dealership and a nearby Cracker Barrel restaurant. The killer has now taken to the road and is rampaging through the city.
Authorities say a father and son were shot and killed at car dealership, a woman was shot multiple times in the Meadows Townhomes parking lot in Richland Township, an an eight year old child was also fatally wounded.
The perpetrator is still at large. He is believed to be a white man in his fifties. Anyone with any information is urged to contact authorities immediately. Once again, a likely mentally unstable individual has taken up arms to murder his fellow citizens in cold blood. Michigan has very loose gun laws, and the price for those “freedoms” are being paid with the lives of innocents.
This is an developing story that will be updated as new information emerges from this frantic and heartbreaking frenzy of blood and hot lead. We mourn for the victims, their families, and all victims of senseless gun violence.
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