The shooter who opened fire at Michigan State University, killing three and seriously injuring five, was a 43-year-old man with no known affiliation to the university.
The anonymous suspect killed two people at Barkey Hall and a third at the university’s union before committing suicide just before midnight after clashing with police outside the Lansing City campus.
he Terrorized the campus for nearly four hours – He was running around the streets, brandishing a gun and shooting bullets, as multiple reports confirmed.
“I don’t know why he came to campus. He had nothing to do with Michigan State University — he was neither a faculty member nor a student,” said Chris Rozman, interim deputy commissioner of the Michigan State University Police Department. Not even the staff.
Rozman confirmed five wounded who were shot in terror Monday night are in critical condition at Sparrow Hospital.
The suspected shooter in the photo was last seen leaving the union building. He wore a jean jacket, red shoes, a black mask and a baseball cap.police confirmed he is now dead
Michigan police released this photo of the shooter in an effort to track him down. He died after pointing a gun at himself, police confirmed.
43-year-old man shot dead in East Lansing city
The first shots were fired at 8:18 pm in Barkey Hall, killing two people.
Police held their first press conference at 11pm.Chris Rozman later confirmed the shooter died after going on a rampage Monday night
Michigan State University Police Chief Marlon Lynch announced that the shooter had died around 12:30 p.m.
He said: “The suspect was outside the MSU campus and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. This was a real nightmare.
Lynch said the shelter-in-place order has been lifted. He added: “This is the beginning of a long healing process for those affected. We have several different crime scenes that we are working with our state and federal partners to handle, There are many things to do.
Rozman previously urged Terrified student on campus He was said to have a “long gun” – to stay in a protected location while they hunted down the suspect.
The police chief has instructed everyone to stay clear of the surrounding area and confirmed that all university activities will be suspended for the next 48 hours.
On Monday night, students can be seen terrorizing their way to safety and checking their phones for the latest information.
College students hug after being gunned down on campus Monday night
How the East Lansing terror unfolded
- 8:18 p.m.: Gunmen open fire at academic building in Barkey Hall, killing two
- The gunman leaves Barkey Hall just before the police arrive and walks through the university campus to MSU’s Union Building.
- 8:30 pm: Gunmen break into MSU Union building and kill one more victim
- The gunman escapes from MSU Union through the north exit and heads for East Lansing City before the police arrive.
- 10:00 p.m.: Police release CCTV footage and description of suspect
- Midnight: A gunman was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at an undisclosed location north of the murder scene in East Lansing City.
Helicopters scouted overhead as FBI teams spread across the 5,200-acre campus and an urgent search for the shooter continued during the lockdown.
Rosman said the incident began at 8:18 p.m. at Barkey Hall on the East Lansing campus. That ended when the 43-year-old shooter committed suicide shortly after midnight.
He said: “We went to the scene immediately and within minutes and found several shooting victims. Moved to a building near the State Union building.
Rosman said there was an “overwhelming law enforcement response” to the shootings. He said there was one suspect who was “last seen leaving MSU Union on foot on the north side of the building.”
It’s currently unclear what route the shooter took, but initial reports said gunshots were heard from various parts of the campus as the incident unfolded.
Shortly after 10pm, about an hour and a half after the gunfire alarm, police confirmed that a series of buildings and dormitories had been cleared and secured. This includes Brody Hall, Snyder-Phillips Hall, Mason Hall, Abbott Hall, Landon Hall, MSU Union and Burkey Hall.
The Michigan mass shooting occurs on the eve of the fifth anniversary. Valentine’s Day shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida where 17 people died.
Also on February 14, 2008, a shooting occurred at Northern Illinois University DeKalb, where the shooter killed five students, wounded another 17, and then shot himself.
Police seen on campus, responding to reports of active shooters
Campus shut down Monday night as police respond to reports of shootings
There was a large police presence on campus, including FBI and ATF agents, the campus police and the National Guard.
Students can be seen wrapped in blankets outside the evacuated campus building
Shocked students are told to evacuate on the spot.Police confirm there are no more threats on campus
Michigan State University students seek refuge during campus shooting
The university tweeted at 8:30 p.m. Please fix it immediately. Police are active on the scene. More info to follow.
An alert was sent shortly after urging students on site to “run, hide, and fight.”
“To flee means to escape from danger and be able to escape to safety, to hide means to secure the place, and to fight means to defend yourself if you have no other choice. To do.”
Police later released images of the gunman wearing a hat, according to multiple reports.
MSU said it believed the suspect was walking and the shooter was acting alone.
About an hour later, campus police reported: This is a campus fitness center about a mile away from Barkey Hall where police first reported the shooting.
Police are seen following reports of a mass shooting on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing
Students seek shelter at the Broad Museum of Art near Barkey Hall on the Michigan State University campus.
Paramedics respond to a shooting at Michigan State University in East Lansing
MSU announced at 10:10 p.m. ET, “Victims are currently being taken to Sparrow Hospital. Brody Hall, Snyder/Phillips Hall, Mason Hall, Abbott Hall, Landon Hall, MSU Union and Burkey Hall are all clear/ Secured.
field correspondent Fox News 59 reported that people were being escorted from Barkey Hall, and they appeared to be covered in blood.
The Detroit ATF – Police Explosives Unit – responded to the scene, accompanied by the FBI. I’m here.”
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer tweeted, “We have been briefed on the shooting at Michigan State University. Michigan State Police and @MSUPolice, local law enforcement, and first responders are at the scene.
“Let’s wrap up the Spartan community tonight. We’ll update everyone as soon as we have more details.
“My staff and I are closely following the horrific shooting at Michigan State University and are in contact with local officials,” Michigan Senator Gary Peters said.
“Students and the East Lansing community are encouraged to stay safe and follow the instructions of law enforcement.”
East Lansing Public Schools has notified parents of students that K-12 schools in the district will be closed on Tuesday while the situation in the Michigan State University shooting is being assessed.
The university itself has also canceled all classes. Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, three miles east of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing.
Home to 50,000 students, it sits on one of the nation’s largest and greenest campuses, spread over 5,200 acres.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11747545/Shots-fired-Michigan-State-University-Active-shooter-long-gun-large-East-Lansing.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 A Michigan State University gunman shot himself after a rampage on campus that killed three people.