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“Random” shooting at a water playground in Michigan leaves up to 10 injured, authorities say

Possibly nine to 10 people were injured after a man opened fire at a water playground in Rochester Hills, Michigan, on Saturday night, authorities said.

Rochester Hills is located about 30 minutes north of Detroit.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said the shooter was believed to have been arrested at a home about a half-mile from the crime scene. He also said the shooting appeared to be random.

“This is a punch in the gut… we have seen so much tragedy,” said Sheriff Bouchard.

VIDEO: Watch officials give comprehensive report after Rochester Hills wading pool shooting

Officials provide update after up to 10 shots fired at Rochester Hills Splash Pad

Bouchard said the victims were being treated at four nearby hospitals.

“It is heartbreaking… our sincere thoughts are with the families during this time,” said Mayor Bryan K. Barnett.

VIDEO: The crime scene in front of the Rochester Hills paddling pool, where several people were shot on Saturday

Video of the scene in front of the Rochester Hills Splash Pad

Bouchard stressed that this was preliminary information and that no exact figures on the number of victims or their ages were available. However, he mentioned that at least one child was injured, possibly an eight-year-old.

The suspect is believed to have pulled up shortly after 5 p.m. and then approached the water playground. He is believed to have fired more than 20 shots before leaving the scene. A weapon was recovered at the scene, according to Bouchard.

Rochester authorities said officers from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Rochester Hills Sub Station are currently on site and monitoring the scene.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office posted on social media that this is an active crime scene, but the suspect may be detained nearby. Police continue to ask the public to avoid the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.

This story was originally published by Kellan Voss at Scripps News Detroit.