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[Representational Image] Several people were killed in shooting in Kalamazoo city of Michigan on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. Picture: A taxi passenger stuck in traffic shoots video as protesters march down Chicago's Michigan Avenue during a protest march against police violence in Chicago, Illinois Dec. 24, 2015.Reuters

Update, 2:22 p.m.: The shootings in Michigan's Kalamazoo city reportedly killed seven people, including a 14-year-old girl. The accused was arrested early Sunday after the police launched a manhunt following the shootout Saturday evening. 

The accused has been identified as a 45-year-old man, the Associated Press quoted authorities as saying.

He was driving around the city and firing random shots at people. While five, including the teenager, was killed outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant, a father and his son was killed at a car dealership, Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas said.

"These are random murders," he said, adding "The threat to the public is over."

Original Story:

At least six were reportedly killed and three others were injured in shootings in Michigan's Kalamazoo city Sunday. The Michigan State Police are on the lookout for the suspect who is at large.

The shooter was driving around the city and firing random shots at people, Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas told NBC News, adding that the shootings took place at three scenes in the city.

"We seem to be dealing with a worst-case scenario, someone driving around shooting," Matyas said.

"We had several shootings tonight in the county and in the city of Kalamazoo. They all appear to be related. We have multiple people dead," Al Jazeera quoted Matyas as saying to a local news station.

The suspect has been described as a while male of around 50 years. He was driving a dark blue Chevy HHR sport-utility vehicle that may be damaged due to a hit and run, NBC quoted the police as saying.

The first scene of shooting is believed to be an apartment building at around 7:50 p.m. A woman, who was shot at several times, is reported to be in serious condition. The second scene was a car dealership and the third a parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant, Matyas said.