According to Wood TV, Jason Dalton was an Uber driver who was working last night when he shot 6 people dead. Dalton was actually taking passengers in between shootings, explaining the large time gap between shootings. It’s being reported that he dropped passengers off at the Marriott Hotel, then went next door and killed four people at the Cracker Barrel restaurant.
People inside the hotel reported hearing about ten gunshots and running outside to see Dalton casually fleeing the scene in his vehicle. Police are also investigating the Facebook post below for possible connection to Jason Dalton.
The company Dalton drove for, Uber, said that he had passed a background check and sent their condolences:
“We are horrified and heartbroken at the senseless violence in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this devastating crime and those recovering from injuries. We are reaching out to the police to help with their investigation in any way that we can.”
Last night in Kalamazoo, Michigan, an utter piece of sh*t brutally murdered six people and injured two more. The man responsible for this tragedy is 45-year old Kalamazoo resident, Jason Brian Dalton. Dalton is currently being held in Kalamazoo County while investigators are trying to figure out what made the man go on a homicidal rampage. So far, it turns out that Dalton went on this killing spree just for the hell of it.
The nightmare started around 6pm last night when a woman was reportedly shot multiple times in the parking lot of her apartment complex. The woman is listed is critical but stable condition and is expected to live. Almost four hours later, a father and son were shot and killed while car shopping at the local Ford dealership. The shooter left a female who was sitting in their car unharmed.
Just ten minutes after the tragedy at the dealership, shots rang out at the Cracker Barrel restaurant where a total of 4 women were shot and killed, and one 14-year old girl was left fighting for her life. Sheriff Matyas says that, in this instance, the shooter left his vehicle and approached two cars. After a short conversation, the shooter “unloaded his weapon into both cars.”
Dalton was taken into custody around 1am after police did a felony stop on his very conspicuous vehicle. The murders reportedly took place at random, with the motive being a totally random shooting America style. Matyas said that:
‘There is no connection between any of them, this all appears to be random. This is the worst-case scenario that any community can have. We have 9, 10, 11 shell casings at each of these scenes. These weren’t a sudden explosion… this was done intentionally.’
‘There is this sense of loss, anger, (and) fear. On top of that, how do you tell the families of these victims that they were not targeted for any other reason than they were a target?’
At the time, it was believed the 14 year-old Cracker Barrel victim was dead on arrival, but miraculously, she has survived. Matyas continued:
‘I don’t know how to talk about it in medical terms — they thought she was deceased, [but] she wasn’t. Call it a miracle, call it what you want, but she is alive now.’