- Associated Press - Monday, February 22, 2016

A gunman suspected in a series of shootings that killed six people was arrested early Sunday in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Here’s what we know about the apparently random attacks:


MULTIPLE SCENES: The shootings began Saturday evening outside an apartment complex, where a woman was hit multiple times. Hours later and 15 miles away, a father and his 17-year-old son were fatally shot while looking at cars at a dealership. Fifteen minutes after that, five people were gunned down in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant.


RANDOM VICTIMS: Authorities said 45-year-old Jason Dalton appeared to target his victims at random. The people who were shot had no apparent connection to the gunman or to each other, according to police. Two people were wounded.


THE SUSPECT: Dalton was caught early Sunday without incident after a deputy spotted his vehicle leaving a bar and driving through downtown Kalamazoo, police said. Investigators declined to disclose anything found in the vehicle except for a semi-automatic handgun.

Authorities said Dalton had no criminal record and was in contact with more than one person during the rampage, but they would not elaborate. Prosecutors said they did not expect to charge anyone else.


UBER SERVICE: Authorities were investigating a Facebook post that indicated the suspect was driving for Uber during the manhunt and had taken at least one fare.

A spokeswoman for Uber confirmed that Dalton had driven for the company in the past, but she declined to say whether he was driving Saturday night. Uber prohibits both passengers and drivers from possessing guns of any kind in a vehicle. Anyone found to be in violation of the policy may be prohibited from using or driving for the service.

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