Jason Dalton

On the night of February 20, 2016, six people were killed and two others injured in a series of apparently random shootings that took place at an apartment complex, outside a restaurant, and a car dealership in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Police detained a 45-year-old Uber driver, Jason Brian Dalton, as a 'strong suspect' in the shootings, who was subsequently charged in the shootings. The shootings began around 5:42 p.m. EST when a woman was shot repeatedly in a Richland Township apartment parking lot, but survived. According to the woman, she was confronted by a man in a vehicle with a German Shepherd-type dog sitting in the back. The driver asked her if she was another person by a different name. When she replied that she was not, the man turned his car around and fired repeatedly at her. Ten shell casings were recovered at the scene of the first shooting. Several children, including the woman's daughter, were present at the scene of the shooting, but they escaped unharmed through her efforts. About four and a half hours later, the shooter arrived at a Kia dealership in Kalamazoo, where he shot and killed two people. According to a witness, the shooter approached the victims, talked to them, and then opened fire immediately afterwards. About fifteen minutes later, a third shooting occurred outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Texas Township, where four people seated inside two vehicles were killed and one other person was wounded. The shooter reportedly talked to the victims at Cracker Barrel before shooting them. Police believe none of the victims at the separate scenes were connected. At least 30 rounds were said to have been fired during the shootings.