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Police revise death count in Michigan shootings

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -

Uber says the man suspected of going on a shooting rampage that left six people dead was one of its drivers.
    
But a spokeswoman, Nairi Hourdajian, would not say whether 45-year-old Jason Dalton was driving for the ride-sharing service on Saturday when the shootings occurred outside a Kalamazoo, Michigan, apartment complex, a car dealership and a restaurant.
    
Dalton was arrested early Sunday following a massive manhunt. Authorities say he had no criminal record and no apparent connection to the suspect or to each other.
    
Uber's Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan says the company is "horrified and heartbroken at the senseless violence" and that Uber has contacted police to offer assistance in the investigation.
    
Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting says authorities are investigating a Facebook post that the suspect was an Uber driver who was driving erratically around the time of the shootings. He would not elaborate because of the ongoing investigation.
    
Uber also said its firearms policy prohibits both drivers and passengers from carrying firearms in an Uber vehicle.

Authorities have released the names of four people killed inside two vehicles parked near a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Kalamazoo during a shooting rampage that left six people dead.
    
Michigan State Police say the victims were 62-year-old Mary Lou Nye of Baroda and 60-year-old Mary Jo Nye, 68-year-old Barbara Hawthorne and 74-year-old Dorothy Brown, all of Battle Creek. A 14-year-old girl also shot in the restaurant lot remains in critical condition.
    
State police say four of the victims were inside a Chevrolet Cruze and the fifth victim - Mary Lou Nye - was alone in an Oldsmobile minivan nearby.
 

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