(KALAMAZOO, Mich.) — A teenage girl survived unscathed when her boyfriend and his father were shot dead in a car dealership parking lot Saturday night, in one of three shootings allegedly carried out by the same gunman.
The father and son, identified as Richard Eugene Smith, 53, and Tyler Daniel Smith, 17, of Kalamazoo, were shot and killed around 10 p.m. Saturday at the Seelye Ford KIA Dealership in Kalamazoo, state police said.
Police told ABC News that Tyler Smith’s girlfriend was in the family’s car at the time and was able to call 911 for help.
The girl witnessed the shooting and was not harmed, police said.
The shooting spree began when a woman was shot multiple times in the parking lot of a townhome complex around 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Michigan State Police said. The car dealership shooting happened next, and after that the same alleged gunman – Uber driver Jason Dalton — approached two cars in a Cracker Barrel Restaurant parking lot and shot five people, state police said, adding that four of the victims in the two cars died.
Accused gunman Dalton, 45, is in custody and has been charged with six counts of murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder and eight charges of using a firearm during the commission of a felony. He has not yet entered a plea.
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