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The mass shooting at the Oakland County splash pad appears to be random, police say

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI. – An active shooting situation resulted in at least nine people being shot at a splash pad in Oakland County on Saturday, police randomly reported.

The shootings happened Saturday around 6 p.m. at Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad at 1585 E. Auburn Road in Rochester Hills.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said they are working to find out how many people were shot, suggesting there could be nine or 10 victims. He said at least one victim was 8 years old.

Victims have a variety of injuries and several local hospitals are treating victims. At least one victim has already been released.

Police appeared to have the gunman cornered at a mobile home park in Shelby Township on Saturday evening, but it is unclear how things stand. There was a large police presence on the scene. Bouchard said the suspect is known to police.

Bouchard said the gunman appears to have fired 28 times and reloaded several times. The police recovered a gun.

Bouchard said witnesses told police the gunman pulled into a vehicle, got out and started shooting, adding that it appeared to be a random incident.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has issued an emergency warning to avoid the area and seek shelter near Spencer Park. According to Rochester Hills Police, there was no incident at that park.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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