Michigan State University(Photo by Susan J. Demas for the Michigan Advance).
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Three people have been killed and five more people have been injured after being shot at Michigan State University, police confirmed. Some have life-threatening injuries, police said at an 11 p.m. briefing. Victims have been transported to Sparrow Hospital.
Police said at an 8 a.m. Tuesday press conference that all three people killed were MSU students. All five people injured also were MSU students. Names are not being released yet as law enforcement contacts families.
The suspect, whom the Capital-Star is not identifying, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound off-campus, MSU Police reported at 12:29 a.m. Tuesday. Police said there was no longer a threat on campus and lifted the shelter-in-place.
At a press conference after 1 a.m. Tuesday, MSU Interim Deputy Police Chief Chris Rozman said the suspect was a 43-year-old man who was not affiliated with MSU. The suspect had contacted police prior to shooting himself, police said. Police also said they did not know of a motive. They are continuing to investigate.
Michigan State University issued an alert of an active shooter situation on campus at 8:40 p.m. Monday. Students, faculty and staff received alerts. The first reported incident came at 8:18 p.m. inside Berkey Hall, per MSU. Several victims were located there before moving to the Union, Rozman said at the briefing.
Police from across Michigan were on the scene, including the FBI. People on campus and in neighboring community were told to shelter in place and secure the room they are in.
Rozman stressed that there have been inaccurate reports of shootings in other campus locations. The only confirmed locations were at Berkey Hall and the Union.
All MSU activities have been canceled for the next 48 hours. The Michigan House and Senate canceled session for Tuesday.
At 11:18 p.m., MSU Police issued photos of the suspect from surveillance footage.
MSU police posted at 10:10 p.m. that victims are being transported to Sparrow Hospital. Police said that Brody Hall, Snyder/Phillips Hall, Mason Hall, Abbot Hall, Landon Hall, the MSU Union, and Berkey Hall had all been cleared and secured.
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