Michigan State University Shootings
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A gunman opened fire Monday night at Michigan State University, killing three people and wounding five more, before fatally shooting himself miles away after an hour-long chase that forced frightened students to hide in the dark. Police announced the man’s death early Tuesday morning, four hours after shootings broke out at Berkey Hall, an academic building, and later near MSU Union, a popular dining or study venue. Michigan State University Shootings
“It really has been a nightmare that we’re living through tonight,” said Chris Rozman, acting deputy chief of the campus police department. Hundreds of officers had searched the East Lansing campus, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, looking for the suspect, whom police described as a short black man wearing red shoes, a jean jacket and a baseball cap. of baseball.
Michigan State University Shootings incident detail
The 43-year-old man was confronted by police off campus before killing himself with a “self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Rozman said. His name was not immediately released, nor were any details about the weapon or what police found at the scene. Rozman said the man was neither a student nor an employee and had no affiliation with the state of Michigan.
“We have no idea why he came to campus to do this tonight. That is part of our ongoing investigation,” the deputy chief said. The Michigan state shooting is the latest in what has become a deadly new year in the US. Dozens of people have been killed in mass shootings so far in 2023, most notably in California, where 11 people died while welcoming the Lunar New Year in a dance hall popular with older Asian Americans.
In 2022, there were more than 600 mass shootings in the US in which at least four people were killed or injured, according to the Gun Violence Archive. “This is a uniquely American problem,” lamented Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Rozman said two people died at Berkey and another at MSU Union, while five people were in critical condition at Sparrow Hospital.Read More…..