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At Least 7 Killed, 3 Injured In Kalamazoo, Mich. Shootings

At least seven people are dead after multiple shootings in three different locations in the Kalamazoo, Mich., area. on Saturday night. Three additional people were shot, two of which are listed by local hospitals as being in critical condition.

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley says Michigan police have detained a "strong suspect" in the killings. Earlier, local police said they were looking for a white man in his 50s, driving a blue, Chevy HHR, based on descriptions drawn from surveillance video and eyewitness statements.

WMUK's Gordon Evans tells our Newscast unit that the suspect was taken into custody more than six hours after the first shooting:

The shootings began at an apartment complex where one woman was injured.

Two men were then killed outside a car dealership and four people were shot to death in the parking lot of a restaurant.

A Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department official told the Kalamazoo Gazette that it appeared the gunman was driving around and shooting people randomly.

The seventh victim was later identified as a 14-year-old girl.

Grand Rapids' WOOD TV has live coverage of the ongoing investigation on their website and Twitter account:

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