February 22, 2016
Random Uber Nutbag Shoots 8 Near Kalamazoo
As families mourn the deaths of six people in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, one question looms above all else: Why did the gunman do this?There is little that can be done for random nutbags. But I suspect we'll learn that Dalton suffered from Severe Loser Syndrome.
Here's what we know and don't know about the attacks:
...Dalton was driving for Uber the night of the shootings and even picked up and dropped off passengers between attacks, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.
Matt Mellen told CNN affiliate WWMT-TV he rode in Dalton's car just before the shootings started.
"We got about a mile from my house, and he got a telephone call. After that call, he started driving erratically, running stop signs," Mellen told the station.
Uber's chief security officer told CNN that Dalton passed a background check. Police also said Dalton did not have a criminal record.
"For all intents and purposes, he was your average Joe," the public safety chief said. "This was random."