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    Oakland County Sheriff says no motive known yet in Rochester Hills splash pad shooting

    By Joseph Buczek,

    2024-06-17

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    Authorities provide update in Metro Detroit splash pad shooting 03:00

    (CBS DETROIT) - Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard provided an update Monday afternoon on the investigation into the shooting at the Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad in Rochester Hills Saturday evening that left nine people wounded.

    Bouchard said Saturday night a gunman with no known criminal history opened fire at the Oakland County splash pad, wounding nine people, including two children. The victims, who were being treated in at least four area hospitals, range in age from 4 to 77.

    On Monday, Bouchard said two victims remain in critical condition. A 37-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man have been released from a hospital. The sheriff says a 39-year-old woman could potentially be released later Monday.

    Oakland County Sheriff provides update on Rochester Hills splash pad shooting 36:06

    Investigators seized a phone, tablet, MacBook Pro, two PC towers, four thumb drives and two external drives from the shooter's residence. Bouchard said investigators have gone through the phone but have not found anything related to a motive.

    A 9mm Glock semi-automatic handgun and three empty magazines were recovered at the scene. Bouchard said Monday that 36 casings were recovered on scene and 13 projectile fragments, as well as two additional magazines. The investigation leads officials to believe that the shooter had two handguns on the scene and that he left one at the scene. The gun left at the scene was registered to the shooter and purchased legally in 2015.

    The suspect, 42-year-old Michael William Nash of Shelby Township, later died by suicide following a standoff with police at his residence in Shelby Township. His last known contact with police was a traffic stop in 2016.

    Bouchard said police recovered one handgun at the scene and at least 11 firearms at the residence.

    "Law enforcement and public safety need more mental health, peer-to-peer resources in their agencies," Bouchard said Monday. "In the last two years, police officer line-of-duty deaths have been through the roof. And the number that has exceeded that number is officers taking their own lives. So we need help. So everybody in Washington or in Lansing is asking what they can do to help; that's what they can do. We could use resources in peer-to-peer programs, mental health resources for the community, co-responder programs that we're utilizing every day to try to save lives and get people into treatment. ... I can't bang the drum enough about mental health."

    Bouchard said the suspect's mother, whom he lived with, has been out of state, investigators have not had further contact with her, and she has potentially retained legal counsel.

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