1 of 3 emergency responders respond to a shooting at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, U.S. — Photo: Matthew Dae Smith / USA TODAY Network via Portal Emergency responders respond to a shooting at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA — Photo: Matthew Dae Smith/USA TODAY Network via Portal
A man opened fire at the University of Michigan (Michigan State University (MSU)) Monday (Jan. 13), leaving at least three dead and five injured, local police said shortly after storming the main campus in the city of East Lansing while searching after the suspect.
A 43yearold man named as the shooter is dead, police said. It is unclear whether the perpetrator died during another shooting or killed himself. The police have not released his identity.
The reason for the attack is still unknown. MSU management said the shooter had no connection to the university.
University police said on Twitter that the shots were fired in two locations: near an academic building called Berkey Hall and near a sports facility called IM East. Gunshot victims were found at both locations.
2 of 3 Michigan State University Police and Public Safety release image of suspected shooter on their campus — Photo: Michigan State University Police and Public Safety / via AFP Photo Michigan State University Police and Public Safety release image of suspected shooter on their campus — Photo: Michigan State University Police and Public Safety / via AFP Photo
According to local police, five people were injured in the shooting and taken to two nearby hospitals. However, there is no information about the health of these victims or their identity.
Multiple campus buildings were checked and secured nearly two hours after the shooting was reported, MSU police said.
3 of 3 armed officers at the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan — Photo: Jakkar Aimery / Detroit News / via AP Photo Armed officers at the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan — Photo: Jakkar Aimery / Detroit News / via AP Photo
Police and the city of East Lansing, a college town 90 miles northwest of Detroit, tweeted that a lone suspect, initially described as a short man in a mask, was at large. Police later confirmed that the suspect had died.
Students, faculty and residents near the campus have been warned by authorities to “take shelter” while police search for the suspect. This alarm lasted at least five hours.
MSU is a leading public university with 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students on its main campus in East Lansing.
Local Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said on Twitter that she would be briefed on the East Lansing shooting.
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Authorities said the alleged teenager, who pleaded not guilty to the murder charges, used a gun his parents bought him as a Christmas present. The parents were charged with involuntary manslaughter in the case.