The Detroit Free Press reports:
Michigan State University was swarmed with police, ambulances and fear Monday night as an active shooter situation unfolded, with officials reporting three people dead and five others injured. The school sent an alert at 8:31 p.m. telling students to “run, hide, fight” with a report of shots fired on the school’s East Lansing campus.
The suspect in the deadly Michigan State campus shooting, who later died at a Lansing location, was a 43-year-old man, Michigan State University Interim Deputy Police Chief Chris Rozman said at a news conference about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. He was not affiliated with the university, Rozman said. And they don’t know why he came to MSU.
Lansing’s NBC affiliate reports:
The suspect in a shooting at Michigan State University that killed three people and wounded five others was found dead Monday night. Police said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The shelter-in-place advisory has been lifted.
In addition to the suspect, police confirmed that three others were killed and five were critically wounded Monday night in the shooting. CATA buses will be going to each of the dorms to pick up students, who will be reunited with family at the Pavilion.
All campus activities are canceled for 48 hours – including athletics, classes and all campus-related activities. Spartans were expected to host Minnesota Wednesday, but that game has been canceled
The attack came one day before the five-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and marked the 67th mass shooting in 2023 – with four or more people wounded or killed, not including the shooter – data from the non-profit group Gun Violence Archive shows. .
President Joe Biden was briefed on the Michigan State massacre ahead of a call with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to a White House official.
“The FBI and their colleagues are going through the history of this person to try to understand what his motivations were, to try to understand what brought him to this moment in this community at this time,” CNN senior law enforcement analyst Andrew McCabe said.
🚨#BREAKING: Michigan State University mass shooter has been identified as a 43-year-old male with no known connection to the college, police say
Police say “We have no idea why he came to campus to do this.” pic.twitter.com/yk8dVLLcSF
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) February 14, 2023
There were literally kids who survived a school shooter at Oxford High School that are now at Michigan State trying to survive another school shooting.
How many more times are we going to do this? How many?
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) February 14, 2023
“I’m very far away from home”: Freshman at Michigan State University describes experience in active shooter situation. https://t.co/RdYLvfum24 pic.twitter.com/KkTyGJAujG
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 14, 2023