At least three people were killed and five wounded during shootings Monday night at Michigan State University in East Lansing, police said.
After a manhunt that lasted several hours, the suspect was found in Lansing, where he died, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, MSU interim Deputy Chief Chris Rozman announced in a press conference early Tuesday. The suspect was a 43-year-old male who was not affiliated with MSU, Rozman said. “We have no idea why he came to campus to do this. That is part of our ongoing investigation.”
Multiple people called 911 at around 8:18 p.m. to report a shooting inside Berkey Hall on campus, and several victims were discovered inside the academic building. A second shooting was then reported at the adjacent MSU Union Building. At least five victims have been hospitalized, Rozman said, and all are in critical condition.
When the suspect was still at large, police asked people on campus and in the surrounding community to shelter in place, and urged concerned parents to stay away from campus.
Michigan State University has about 50,000 students. All activities, sporting events, and classes have been canceled for the next 48 hours.
Updated Feb. 14, 2023: This article has been updated throughout to reflect recent developments.