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Police: Deadly South Haven pier shooter was Paw Paw student who planned 2018 school attack

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-20 22:18:24-04

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — One victim is dead and another is injured after what police believe may have been a random shooting at the south pier in South Haven.

The South Haven Police Department confirms the shooter, who is among the deceased, is Aidan Ingalls, a former Paw Paw student who planned to attack his school in early 2018.

The shooting happened just before 2:30 Friday afternoon.

Viewer video of South Haven pier shooter

According to South Haven police, officers responded to calls of an active shooter on the south pier.

When police arrived, they found one victim dead, along with the shooter. Another victim was found and taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Bronson Hospital confirms they are treating at least one patient related to the shooting.

South Haven police say they don’t have a motive for the shooting and suspect it may have been random.

Shooting reported on south pier in South Haven

Police tell us the hospitalized victim is the wife of the individual that the shooter reportedly killed on the pier.

South Haven PD holds press conference on South Haven pier shooting

Paw Paw Public Schools Superintendent Rick Reo released a statement in response to the shooting, saying:

"We are saddened, as a community, to learn that this tragic incident took place in our own county. As the authorities continue to investigate the details of this horrific crime, we have to put our trust in them to do their jobs. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families at this difficult time."

If you have any information about the shooting or witnessed it, contact South Haven Police Department at (269) 637-5151.

*This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as new details come in.

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