Goodrich schools, library closed as police manhunt for Ortonville shooting suspect continues

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ORTONVILLE (WJRT) (11/15/2017) - Several schools, including Goodrich, were closed Wednesday as a precaution as police continued a manhunt for a double shooting suspect.

Investigators say the victims were shot around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Oakland County village of Ortonville, just east of Holly. The shooting took place in the Village Court Apartments complex.

Police are searching for 35-year-old Michael Quigley of Clarkston. He is considered armed and dangerous.

The victims, who both were rushed into surgery Tuesday evening, were listed in stable condition at Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc on Wednesday. Oakland County Sheriff's Capt. Gary Miller said the female victim is Quigley's estranged wife.

"Yes, we believe it's a husband and wife type of relationship. We know it was some sort of, obviously, domestic dispute," Miller said late Tuesday. "We're just kind of getting into all of that. There's a lot of things going on right now."

Police believe Quigley left the scene on foot, because his pickup truck was still in the apartment complex while authorities were investigating the shooting. Miller said Quigley may have been picked up by another motorist, however.

Police had helicopters in the air searching for Quigley overnight, along with K-9 tracking teams and a SWAT team on the ground.

"There are a lot of back roads. There is some water in the area. Some swamp lands there. There are neighborhoods as well," Miller said. "It's not the ideal conditions to be searching for someone, but our K-9 is here, numerous K-9 deputies with their dogs and our helicopters as well."

Residents in the area were urged to remain indoors and keep their doors locked while the manhunt continued.

Quigley is an assistant wrestling coach at Lake Orion Middle School. That district held classes on Wednesday, but all buildings were on lockdown.

The following schools were closed Wednesday as a result of the search for Quigley:

Clarkston Community Schools
Everest Academy
Everest Collegiate High School
Homeschool Connections Ortonville
Montessori School of Clarkston
OLSHA Brandon Head Start
Ortonville Montessori Center
Oxford Community Schools
St. Joseph Catholic- Lake Orion

The Goodrich Library also closed for the day on Wednesday.



 
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