Shooting in Detroit suburb leaves 'numerous injured victims,' authorities say – NBC Chicago

Several people were injured in a shooting at a paddling pool in the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills on Saturday, authorities said.

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard told reporters, “It sounds like we have nine, maybe 10 victims with gunshot wounds, victims with varying types of injuries.”

Authorities believed a possible suspect was being held captive in a nearby home. According to the sheriff, a handgun and three empty magazines were seized.

“So, preliminarily, it looks like the suspect may have fired 28 shots and reloaded multiple times,” Bouchard said.

Earlier, the Detroit News quoted Stephen Huber, a spokesman for the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, as saying, “It's five shots and maybe six.”

In a social media post, authorities said it was still an active crime scene and urged people to avoid the area.

Officials did not initially provide any further information and nothing was initially known about the condition of the victims.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer also sent her condolences on X and let the public know that she is monitoring the situation together with local authorities.

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the shooting in Rochester Hills. We are monitoring the situation as updates continue to come in and are in contact with local authorities,” Whitmer's post said.

Bouchard said Saturday's shooting was “a punch in the gut” for the county.

“We've seen so many tragedies,” the sheriff said. “You know, we don't even fully comprehend what happened in Oxford. And now we're dealing with another tragedy.”

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