At least three dead in Michigan campus shooting
The injured were taken to hospital and some are believed to be in serious condition.
At least three people died and five others were injured in a shooting at Michigan State University in the town of East Lansing on Monday evening.
The suspect killed himself after an extensive manhunt, police said.
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We have three confirmed deaths. This is in addition to five victims who have been taken to hospital, Michigan State University (MSU) police tweeted.
According to her, several of the injured were in serious condition.
The suspect opened fire shortly after 8 p.m. at a university building, before heading to another building where gunshots were also heard, said Chris Rozman, acting police chief of the city. campus.
Michigan State University Acting Deputy Chief of Police Chris Rozman.< /p>
Hundreds of law enforcement personnel searched for the suspect whose photos police had released: a short black man in a denim jacket, red shoes and a baseball cap. /p>
Shortly after midnight, police announced that he had committed suicide not far from the scene of the shooting.
The suspect in that incident was located off the MSU campus, Rozman said at the time. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
We really had a nightmare tonight. We are relieved to no longer have an ongoing threat on campus, he said.
Police, who arrived quickly on the scene after the shooting, ordered students – nearly 50,000 MSU enrollees – and campus staff to self-isolate. The university has suspended all activity for 48 hours.
Hundreds of law enforcement personnel searched for the suspect after the shooting.
Separately, police declined to give details of the victims, particularly whether they were students or university staff. And she was unable to say if the shooter had any connection to the university, one of the best in the United States, but she pointed out that she had no aware of recent threats to this establishment.
Tonight, let's hug the Spartan community, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer tweeted after the shooting, referring to the logo of the university, a helmet of a Greek warrior.
The United States pays a very heavy price for the dissemination of firearms in its territory and the ease with which Americans have access to them.
The country has more individual weapons than people. One in three adults owns at least one weapon and almost one in two adults lives in a household where there is a weapon.
The consequence of this proliferation is the very high rate high rate of firearm deaths in the United States, with no comparison to that of other developed countries.