Neighbor of first shooting victim heard shots, saw woman ‘on the ground’

Posted at 2:24 PM, Feb 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-21 14:24:35-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) – The next-door neighbor of a woman shot first in a rampage that left six people dead says she and her family heard the shooting, ran outside and her neighbor “was on the ground.”

Tammy George tells The Associated Press that four bullets went into a closet of her apartment, where her son was playing video games with two friends a few feet away. George says her neighbor was lucky to be alive considering the number of shell casings authorities found.

The woman has not been identified. Police say she was shot multiple times and was seriously wounded in the rampage that began about 6 p.m. Saturday outside the apartment complex on the eastern edge of Kalamazoo County.

George says she made sure the woman’s children were OK and told them that their mother was talking and asking about them.

Jason Dalton, 45, of Kalamazoo County was arrested early Sunday in Kalamazoo in connections with the shootings.