Six people were left dead, and others wounded at the hands of a Kalamazoo, MI Uber driver in the latest mass shooting on Saturday night.
45 year old Jason Dalton shot a woman outside her apartment in Kalamazoo around 6 p.m.
Later that evening around 10pm Dalton was identified as the person who shot and killed an 18 year-old man, along with his father outside of a car dealership, and then at 10:30pm at a Cracker Barrel where 4 more women were killed, and a 14 year-old girl was seriously injured.
According to and earlier post on Facebook, a man had been picked up by Dalton, and said he was driving erratically, despite the passengers requests to be dropped off. The post stated that police were notified, but that the incident wasn’t pursued any further.
Dalton also had received fares between the shootings as well, and was said to have acted pretty strange. One couple had reported that they called for a ride, where Dalton was going to be their driver, but cancelled last minute, and had no idea the shootings had even taken place at the time.
This incident has caught a lot of interest by many, due to the fact that Uber has just agreed to pay $28.5 million dollars in a class action law suit regarding the background checks conducted on its drivers, and whether or not they were as “industry leading” as they had claimed.
Dalton is now in custody, and is likely to be facing multiple murder charges.
With recent incidents like this in Paris, and San Bernardino County, it is safe to say that we should all be on high alert. This kind of thing could easily happen to a community near you.
Our thoughts go out to the victims, and their families in Kalamazoo during this tragic time.