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    “Gunman Shoots at US Water Park, Injures 8-Year-Old Child”

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    Gunman Opens Fire at US Children's Water Park, 8-Year-Old Among Injured

    In a tragic turn of events, a gunman unleashed chaos at a children’s water park in Michigan, US, leaving several injured, including an 8-year-old child. The motive behind the shooting remains unknown, prompting concerns about the random nature of the attack.

    The incident occurred at Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad in Rochester Hills on Saturday evening, where the assailant, who had been hiding in a nearby home, began firing indiscriminately. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard confirmed that the shooter was later found dead.

    Authorities rushed to the scene, responding to reports of multiple casualties. “We had an active shooter at the splash pad on Auburn in Rochester Hills. That is still an active crime scene and we potentially have the suspect contained nearby,” stated the police department.

    According to Sheriff Bouchard, the suspect arrived at the splash pad around 5 pm and proceeded to open fire after exiting his vehicle. The gunman reportedly reloaded his weapon multiple times during the attack, firing as many as 28 shots.

    While the motive remains elusive, law enforcement agencies suspect that the assault was carried out at random, heightening concerns about public safety in the area. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett reassured the public that the site had been secured, with emergency services attending to the wounded.

    Expressing shock and sorrow over the incident, Sheriff Bouchard highlighted the community’s ongoing recovery from past tragedies, notably referencing the 2021 high school shooting near Rochester Hills that claimed four lives. “We’re not even fully comprehending what happened at Oxford, and now we have another complete tragedy that we’re dealing with,” he remarked.

    The shooting adds to a distressing trend in the United States, which has already witnessed over 215 mass shootings in 2024, underscoring the urgent need for comprehensive measures to address gun violence and ensure public safety.

    Sources By Agencies

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