Michigan State University shooting: Suspect dead after 3 killed, 5 injured, police say

Police said the suspect appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

ByMelissa Gaffney ABCNews logo
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Suspect dead after 3 killed, 5 injured in MSU shooting: police
At least three people are dead and five others injured after a Michigan State University shooting in East Lansing, MI, the police department said.

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Three people are dead and five others injured after a shooting at multiple locations on Michigan State University's East Lansing campus Monday night, police said, and a suspect has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, ABC News reported.

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The suspect in the deadly Michigan State University shooting is a 43-year-old man who is not affiliated with the university, police said.

Sparrow Hospital Communications Director John Foren confirmed to ABC News that the hospital received five patients from the shooting. During a press conference, authorities said those victims are in critical condition. Foren said they're not expecting any more patients at the hospital.

There is no longer a threat on campus and the shelter-in-place order has been lifted, MSU Public Safety Interim Deputy Chief Chris Rozman said during a press briefing.

The suspect is a 43-year-old man who is not affiliated with MSU, police said during a press conference. Police are still working to determine the suspect's identity and possible motive, the interim deputy chief said.

Police released images of the suspect in the MSU shootings.

Police initially received 911 calls of shots fired at 8:18 p.m. in Berkey Hall and located "several" victims there when responding, Rozman said. Police then received a report of another shooting and responded to the MSU Union building, where they found other victims, according to Rozman.

Two of the fatalities were at Berkey Hall and one was at the MSU Union building, Rozman said.

"This is still a fluid situation," Rozman said. "There are several different crime scenes that we're processing with our state and federal partners, and still a lot of work that needs to be done."

Police initially said there were "multiple reported injuries" at IM East, a fitness center on campus.

Police had said that "Brody Hall, Snyder/Phillips Hall, Mason Hall, Abbot Hall, Landon Hall, the MSU Union and Berkey Hall" have been cleared.

WATCH: Police provide update on MSU shootings

At least three people are dead and five others injured after two shootings on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, MI, police said.

Authorities told students not to come to campus Tuesday, and that campus activities, including classes and athletics, are canceled for 48 hours.

The City of East Lansing had also tweeted that community members should shelter in place.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she has been briefed on the shooting, tweeting: "The Michigan State Police along with @msupolice, local law enforcement and first responders are on the ground. Let's wrap our arms around the Spartan community tonight. We will keep everyone updated as we learn more."

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Detroit division and FBI are on the scene.

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report.

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