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8 injured in Michigan splash zone shooting; the shooter commits suicide a few hours later

ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan. – A gunman who shot at least eight people Saturday at an Oakland County splash pad killed himself after an hours-long standoff with police.

The shooting happened Saturday at the Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad, at 1585 E. Auburn Road in Rochester Hills, around 5 p.m.

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

The victims have various types of injuries and several local hospitals have victims being treated. At least one victim has already been released.

The shooter was trapped in a Shelby Township mobile home park for hours after the shooting before killing himself. He has not been identified, but Bouchard said he is known to police.

Bouchard said the shooter appears to have fired 28 times and reloaded several times. Police recovered a handgun.

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

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