Michigan train station shooting leaves several wounded (PHOTOS)

Michigan train station shooting breaks out. Kalamazoo police confirm multiple people injured. One person is detained, and everyone’s heal...

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A few hours after Thanksgiving and into Black Friday in the United States, a shooting at a train and bus station in Kalamazoo, Michigan, caused terror on Saturday morning. An active shooter attacked people at the station, according to reports by The Sun and Kiro 7.

At this time, little information is available because the police are just finishing their investigation and collecting testimony and evidence. The local Department of Public Safety Police Chief Coakley said that there are between three and four people injured by the gun shots.

Why was it such a violent weekend in the United States?

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This event occurred after at least two shootings were reported yesterday in the middle of Black Friday in two different shopping centers. One was in Tacoma, Washington, and another in Durham, North Carolina, where at least four people were injured.

This weekend has been one of the most fatal during one of the biggest shopping and holiday weekends in the United States when people take advantage of the holidays to travel to see relatives and make a dent in their Christmas shopping.

Shooting between shooter and police ends in the worst way

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In this attack on the train and bus station, dozens of police units, teams of paramedics, and emergency personnel cooperated to arrest the active shooter. They helped by passengers who called 911 to report the situation.

In a matter of minutes, police officers surrounded the place and cordoned off the area to avoid further risk to the population. For several minutes, chaos, fear, and screams reigned at the scene The police finally found the shooter. He fired, and the police responded. Filed under: Michigan train station shooting

Were people seriously injured?

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The authorities confirmed that at the time of the shooting, trains and buses were running as scheduled until the horror broke out. The transit authority had to cancel service because of the emergency.

The authorities did not release the identities of the wounded or the arrested shooter until noon on Saturday. Medical reports were also not available since the victims were transferred to different hospitals after the paramedics treated the wounded at the scene. Filed under: Michigan train station shooting

What will happen to the suspect?

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After scouring the area, the police confirmed that the alert for the active shooter was no longer in effect. The area was secured so that service could resume as quickly as possible. The alleged shooter was taken to a hospital under arrest. Charges will be filed against him once he is cleared to leave the hospital. Filed under: Michigan train station shooting

Shots fired in the mall

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Several shots of unknown origin were heard yesterday in a shopping center in Washington state. It was packed with shoppers for Black Friday, leaving one person seriously injured and causing panic among hundreds more who hid inside the stores, authorities said.

Authorities said the shooting occurred in Tacoma, south of Seattle, after 7:00 p.m. in an area near the mall’s restaurant area. One person was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, the police stated. The Tacoma Mall is the largest mall in the city and has more than 100 stores. Filed under: Michigan train station shooting

Terror forces buyers to abandon shopping

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No one was detained until Saturday. Upon hearing the shots, many of the shoppers at the Tacoma Mall took refuge in the premises or hid inside the stores, which closed immediately. More than 60 police officers from Tacoma, Pierce County, Lakewood, Puyallup, and the Washington State Patrol attended the scene.

The police entered the mall to conduct a coordinated search, Pierce County Sheriff Sgt. Darren Moss said. Fredrick Hoskins was shopping with his daughter when he heard the shots. “There was boom, boom, boom… boom, boom, boom. Maybe like six shots, ”Hoskins, who served in the military, told The News Tribune. “It sounded like a revolver, and it sounded like a single shooter.”

Shooting in another shopping center

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Three people were shot and wounded Friday during an apparent dispute between two groups at a North Carolina shopping mall which was packed with customers the day after Thanksgiving, the police chief said yesterday.

Authorities said in the afternoon that one person was detained and that the public is no longer at risk. A woman present at the scene reported that there was mass hysteria on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and customers went into stores to protect themselves or ran toward the exits.

Who is the shooter?

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Durham Police Chief Patrice Andrews told reporters that the shooting happened at approximately 3:20 p.m. inside The Streets at the Southpoint shopping center. One of the victims is a child under the age of 10 who was hit by a bullet that ricocheted. Police said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening and did not release further information about the other two who were injured.

Three other people were wounded when shoppers ran for the exits after the shooting, Andrews added. The police said in a statement that the lives of these individuals are not at risk. Those involved in the fight that led to the shooting fled, Durham reported, but promised there will be more arrests. He said the public is no longer at risk.

Was it a random attack?

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“This is not a situation where someone came to the mall and started shooting indiscriminately,” he said. WRAL-TV broadcast images showing a traffic jam around the mall more than an hour after the shooting.

There were also lines of cars trying to get out of the parking lot and several police cars with flashing lights outside a department store. Shoppers described a chaotic scene after the bullets reverberated through the mall. Some people took refuge in tents, and others ran toward the exits.

What did people do upon hearing the first shots?

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Angela Lloyd had gone to Southpoint with relatives to start her Christmas shopping. He said that he was leaving a store when the chaos broke out, so he did not know what was happening. His only thought was leaving the place when he saw many people running everywhere.

“I only heard gunshots, and as soon as that happened, everyone turned around and started running and screaming,” he said in a telephone interview. “Some people were running into the stores. Others were almost crawling into the stores. It was like mass hysteria.” Filed under: Michigan train station shooting

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