Loose gunman in Oakland County was distraught by separation, says police

- Authorities are continuing to search for a suspect throughout Oakland County after two people were critically wounded in a shooting Tuesday night in Ortonville. 

Police are looking for 35-year-old Michael Quigley in connection with the shooting. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment in Ortonville on Village Court.

Police say Quigley's wife and and another man were injured in the shooting. Quigley's wife filed for divorce last week, and a court hearing was scheduled for Wednesday regarding a protective order, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. We're told the male victim is the wife's new boyfriend. 

"We know [Quigley] was distraught over their separation. We talked to her family and friends; we know that to be true that's a domestic violence situation," says Capt. Gary Miller with the Oakland County Sheriff's Department. 

Police say Quigley's wife and the man were both critically injured when they were shot in the head, but their conditions have since been upgraded to stable. Quigley and his wife had four kids together. We're told the male victim's 3-year-old daughter was also inside the apartment at the time of the shooting, but that she wasn't injured. 

People who live near the double shooting scene are being told to lock their doors and windows and to stay inside while police searched the area for Quigley, who we're told was just recently released from jail.  Police believe Quigley isn't too familiar with the Ortonville area, and that he ran out of gas not too far from the shooting scene so he's likely traveling on foot. 

Search for suspected gunman in Oakland County prompts school closings

Several schools and school districts were closed Wednesday also while authorities continued to search the area.

We're told Quigley was a former middle school wrestling coach in Lake Orion. That school district didn't close, but sent out this voice message to parents alerting them of the situation:

"We do not plan to close. We are on a soft lockdown throughout the day until further notice and the Oakland County Sheriff will have police presence at all schools," the call stated. 

"It's pretty scary to be honest. We didn't sleep much. Every sound my dogs went nuts," says Sarah Nestuck, who lives across the street from the apartments. "That way, it's all woods for miles with houses in between, lots of barns, so it's kinda frightening. I'm glad they called school off because kids standing at bus stops is kinda scary."

Authorities have included border patrol and S.W.A.T. teams in the search for Quigley. 

If you see Quigley, you're advised to call 911 immediately. He should be considered armed and dangerous. 

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