Six people are dead after a gunman went on a shooting spree in Kalamazoo, MI on Saturday night.

Police arrested 45-year-old Jason Dalton early on Sunday morning after he allegedly targeted what they described as a "random" string of victims over the course of several hours.

Shooting suspect Jason Dalton.
Kalamazoo Sherriff's Office

After Dalton was arrested, police told local journalists that he had been an Uber driver, and that he may have picked up passengers in between killings. Uber ultimately confirmed that Dalton had been a driver and released a statement.


It emerged that Dalton's behavior in the past few days appeared to have triggered complaints from passengers he picked up during his job.


Dalton allegedly carried out his crimes over a number of hours. From USA Today:

Police believe Dalton began the attacks at an apartment complex, shooting a woman four times in the parking lot. The woman is in serious condition, police said.

Dalton next allegedly shot and killed a father and son at 10 p.m. who were sitting in their cars at a car dealership. About fifteen minutes later he killed four people and wounded a 14-year-old girl at a Cracker Barrel, police said.


According to the Gun Violence Archive, which tracks shooting incidents across the United States, there have been 1,735 people killed by gun violence in America so far in 2016 as of Sunday morning. The people killed in Kalamazoo are part of that tally.

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