Police: Man shot estranged wife, her friend at Ortonville home; search for gunman continues
Police search for Michael Joseph Quigley
ORTONVILLE, Mich. – Oakland County Sheriff's investigators are searching for 34-year-old Michael Joseph Quigley after two people were shot Tuesday night in Ortonville.
Police said Quigley shot his estranged wife and another man at a home in the 90 block of Village Court in Ortonville. The shooting victims are in stable condition. Police said they both suffered single gunshot wounds.
Police said a 3-year-old girl -- the male victim's daughter -- was in the home at the time of the shooting. She was not injured. She is with other family members now.
During the search, police found the gun and Quigley's cellphone, they said.
Police say gunman pushed way into home
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office said Quigley pushed his way through a door into the apartment where his estranged wife was visiting a male friend.
"He pushed his way into the apartment where an argument took place between those present. At this time, Quigley fired off multiple shots using a .22 caliber silver revolver," reads a statement from the Sheriff's Office. "One bullet struck the male victim in eye and another bullet struck the female victim in the back of the head."
The gunman used a .22 caliber revolver.
Police found Quigley's truck when officers responded to the shooting Tuesday night. Officers have been searching the woods near the shooting scene with a K-9 unit and a helicopter flying above.
Police are asking people in the area to stay in their homes.
Couple going through divorce
Quigley's wife filed for divorce on Nov. 7.
"We know that he was distraught over their separation," said Cpt. Gary Miller, of the Oakland County Sheriff's Department.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Quigley's wife was in the process of obtaining a personal protection order and was due to have a hearing in front of a judge on Wednesday.
As for the male shooting victim, it's unclear what his relationship to the woman is at this time.
Schools closed Wednesday
The search has forced several school districts to close Wednesday as a precaution. Lake Orion Community Schools will be open but under a soft lockdown.
- Brandon, Clarkston, Oxford schools closed while police search for gunman
- The Goodrich Area Schools district also is closed Wednesday.
- Lake Orion Community Schools will be open but under a soft lockdown on Wednesday.
Quigley was wrestling coach
Lake Orion Community Schools said Quigley wrestling coach at a middle school within the district. However, the district would not say at which middle school he was working. The district did say he was a seasonal coach and never worked as a teacher in the district.
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