Parents Protect Children in Michigan Splash Park Shooting, Recovery Uncertain as Bullets Fly

The​ article discusses‍ a tragic incident where Micayla and Eric Coughlin, a married⁤ couple, were seriously wounded while protecting ⁣their ⁣young daughters during⁤ a‌ shooting at the Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad in Rochester Hills, Michigan.​ The couple sustained ⁣seven⁣ gunshot wounds between them but managed to save their children, ⁤who were unharmed and went home the same⁤ evening. The shooter, identified as Michael William ‌Nash, who suffered from mental illness, later ⁢committed suicide. The article also‌ touches on the broader issue of gun violence in America‍ and criticizes the politicization of such incidents, pointing out​ inconsistencies in the‍ enforcement and effectiveness of gun control measures, especially referencing shootings in Chicago. Additionally, it includes​ a note on the importance of the upcoming 2024 election, expressing concerns about electoral integrity and the influence of the⁣ media and tech companies. The article was part of The Western Journal’s coverage, stressing their commitment to reporting on these issues.


By Samantha Chang June 17, 2024 at 5:26am

A married couple who took bullets with their own bodies while shielding their 2-year-old and 7-month-old daughters during a shooting at a Michigan splash park over the weekend face an “unknown recovery.”

Micayla and Eric Coughlin were seriously wounded on Saturday after taking their two children to the Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad in Rochester Hills, Michigan, according to a GoFundMe page set up by a family friend.

“Shortly after grabbing ice cream they walked to the splash pad and were not even there for a minute when Micayla and Eric heard gunfire,” the post stated.

“In an effort to save their children, they each grabbed a child to protect them.”

The post continued: “In total, Micayla and Eric sustained 7 gunshot wounds. They are hospitalized and undergoing necessary treatment.

“Because of their heroic actions, their children were protected and able to go home that evening. Micayla and Eric face a long and unknown recovery from this unthinkable tragedy.”

As of early Monday morning Eastern Time, the GoFundMe page had raised more than $53,000.

Victims identified: Micayla and Eric Coughlin Wounded in Rochester Hills Splash Pad Shooting While Protecting Their Children. Michael William Nash, 42, from Shelby Township, who suffered from mental illness identified as suspect, found dead.

— Channel3 Now (@channel3nownews) June 16, 2024

The Coughlins and seven other park-goers were wounded in the mass shooting, which was perpetrated by 42-year-old Michael William Nash, according to WWJ-TV in Detroit.

Is violence increasing in America?

The Coughlins were shot a total of seven times between them, according to the GoFundMe page.

The gunman, whose motives remain unknown, later committed suicide at the home where he lived with his mother, the outlet reported.

According to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, Nash had no prior criminal history, but did suffer from mental health issues.

“It appears like the individual pulled up, exited a vehicle, approached the splash pad, opened fire, reloaded, opened fire, reloaded, left,” Bouchard said. “It appears very random at this point … No connectivity to the victims.”

Fortunately, no one died in this unspeakable tragedy, except for the gunman.

Predictably, leftists immediately politicized the incident by demanding “gun control” on the social media platform X.

I wonder if you took the guns out of the equation how effective all these shootings would be, huh?

Multiple people have been shot at the Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad in Rochester Hills, Michigan, according to witnesses and local officials

— dana (@DanaMW) June 15, 2024

Never vote Republican!

— Ray F. (@ray_flection) June 16, 2024

Naturally, anti-Second Amendment crusaders ignore the mass shootings that occur every weekend in Chicago, a crime-infested Democratic cesspool with strict gun-control laws.

At least 42 people have been shot, seven fatally, in gun violence across Chicago so far this weekend, police said.

— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) June 17, 2024

Over this Father’s Day weekend in Chicago, at least 46 people were shot, seven fatally, according to WLS-TV.

A Note from Our Deputy Managing Editor:

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Samantha Chang is a political commentator, lawyer and financial editor in NYC.

Samantha Chang is a politics writer, lawyer and financial editor based in NYC.

" Conservative News Daily does not always share or support the views and opinions expressed here; they are just those of the writer."

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