Police: 6 people dead, 3 hurt in Kalamazoo shootings

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Police say six people are dead and three injured in several shootings that appear to be related in the Kalamazoo, Michigan, area.

Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas told WOOD-TV that a suspect appears to be driving around the area and targeting people.

"We have multiple people dead," Matyas says.

Police were looking for the suspect early today. — AP

4 fire deaths probed as possible homicides

EDGERTON, Mo. — The deaths of four people in a northwest Missouri fire are being investigated as possible homicides, but there are no suspects, authorities said Saturday.

The fire at a rural home south of Edgerton in Platte County was reported just before midnight Friday. Sheriff's Capt. Erik Holland said the house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Holland said that based on preliminary investigations, "there are suspicious situations around the burning of the building and the deaths of the four individuals."

Two adult females, a third adult and an infant died in the fire. Holland said investigators haven't been able to determine whether the third adult and the infant were male or female because of the extent of their injuries.

Authorities were going through what's left of the single-story, ranch-style home to determine whether other victims were inside. — AP

2 NYPD oicers are shot in confrontation with gunman

NEW YORK — Two police officers were shot in a confrontation with a gunman who slammed his car into a police vehicle early Saturday, in the second on-duty shooting of multiple officers in the nation's biggest city this month, police said.

Officers William Reddin and Andrew Yurkiw were in stable condition after the 3:30 a.m. encounter in Brooklyn, which happened as multiple officers converged and fired at an armed driver who had pointed a gun at some of the officers, fled and then rammed a police car, Police Commissioner William Bratton said.

Police were investigating how many officers fired and the exact sequence of events, including whether police themselves fired any of the shots that injured their colleagues — a standard inquiry for police shooting investigations.

The suspect, Jamal Funes, 34, was in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

The shooting came a little more than two weeks after Officers Diara Cruz and Patrick Espeut were wounded on patrol by a gunman who killed himself soon after, police said. — AP

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