A suspect, visible alone and on foot, opened fire Monday night at a campus in the northern United States, injuring several people, said Michigan State University police, who have called for an arrest.
Shots were reported on the Lansing campus, a city west of Detroit, and “several injuries are reported,” the university’s security service wrote on Twitter, assuring that “the police are taking action.”
“The suspect is believed to be on foot at this time,” he wrote, urging residents “on and off campus to self-isolate.” “We’re still getting numerous calls reporting an active shooter.”
UPDATE: The suspect’s description is a short man with a mask, possibly black. Please continue to stay where you are. We’re still getting multiple calls from an active shooter on campus. pic.twitter.com/7imm32DhAA
— MSU Police and Public Safety (@msupolice) February 14, 2023
“It appears there is only one suspect at this hour,” added campus police, describing him as “a small, possibly black man wearing a mask.”
“Michigan State Police, University Police, local law enforcement and emergency responders are at the scene,” state Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tweeted.
I was briefed on the Michigan State University shooting. The Michigan State Police along with @msupolice, local law enforcement and first responders are on site. Let’s wrap our arms around the Spartan community tonight. We’ll keep everyone posted as we learn more.
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) February 14, 2023
The United States pays a very high price for the proliferation of firearms on its territory and easy access by Americans to them.
The country has more individual guns than residents: one in three adults owns at least one gun and almost one in two adults lives in a household where there is a gun.
The consequence of this proliferation is the very high rate of firearm deaths in the United States, unmatched by that of other developed countries.