All Nine Victims In Splash Park Shooting Have So Far Survived But 2 Still In Critical Condition

Crime scene tape blocks the Fairfax, Va., office building where police say a man wielding a baseball bat attacked two staffers for U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., on Monday, May 15, 2023. Fairfax City Police in northern Virginia said in a tweet that a suspect is in custody and the victims are being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Two of the nine people wounded in a weekend shooting at a suburban Detroit splash pad remain hospitalized in critical condition Monday, including an 8-year-old boy who has “made amazing progress” despite being shot in the head, authorities said.

The child’s 4-year-old brother was shot in the leg, and the boys’ mother was hit in the abdomen and leg during the random attack in Rochester Hills. It was one of at least four mass shootings in the U.S. on Saturday and early Sunday.

“Reeling would be an understatement,” Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said of the family. “A family of four and three are in the hospital.”

Michael Nash, 42, fired as many as 36 times Saturday, stopping several times to reload, police said. He subsequently went home to Shelby Township, where he killed himself.

Bouchard said a motive could be hard to pin down.

Nash had no connection to the victims or the splash pad, a popular way for people, especially kids, to play in fountains and water sprays.

]“It appears he had been musing about different things, saying ‘Shut your phone off, we’re being watched, they are listening to us,’” the sheriff said, citing interviews with Nash’s mother. “Walking around the house with weapons … and talking about how the government was tracking him.

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