9 hurt in US water park shooting

<p><em>(Xinhua file photo)</em></p>

(Xinhua file photo)

CHICAGO – At least 9 people were injured during a shooting spree at a water park in Rochester Hills in the northern suburbs of Detroit, the US state of Michigan reported on Saturday.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. (local time) when a gunman got out of a vehicle and unloaded 28 gunshots from a handgun, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said at a news conference Saturday evening.

There were "nine, maybe 10, victims of varying kinds of injuries," Bouchard said, adding that victims were of various ages, the youngest at eight years old.

The suspect was "contained" in a house half a mile from the park, Bouchard said.

The police recovered a 9-millimeter handgun and three magazines at the scene.

The police issued an emergency alert Saturday evening, warning residents in Rochester Hills of an "active shooter" and urging them to "avoid the area and seek shelter." (Xinhua)