At least 9 shots fired in Rochester Hills Splash Pad shooting: sheriff

Authorities say the suspect is “potentially” confined nearby after several people, including an 8-year-old child, were injured.

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ROCHESTER HILLS, MI — Several people were injured in a shooting Saturday afternoon at the Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad in Rochester Hills, according to police.

Police believe nine or 10 people were shot, but it's unclear if there were any deaths. Police said at least one victim was 8 years old.


Police have a possible shooter “potentially” confined to a home in the area, but not in custody, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

Police did not immediately identify the house or say whether it was nearby.

Police recovered a 9mm handgun and three empty magazines from the scene.

Police believe the shooter got out of a vehicle shortly after 5 p.m. and approached the spray area and fired 28 rounds, reloading several times, then left in a vehicle.

Police believe it was a random shooting. Officers responded to the scene within two minutes of 911 calls, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

Police urged people to stay away from the active area around Auburn and John R roads.

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett said: “We appreciate everyone's patience as we work through this situation. Prayers are with everyone involved in this tragic situation. We will share more updates as we have information. »

The county suffered a mass shooting in 2021, when four students were killed and seven injured at Oxford High School.

“It’s a real gut punch,” Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard told reporters. “We do not fully understand what happened in Oxford, and now we are faced with another total tragedy that we are dealing with.”

Patch has contacted police for more information.

This is breaking news and will be updated.

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