According to law enforcement officials, a gunman opened fire at Michigan State University’s main campus in East Lansing on Monday, resulting in the death of three individuals.
In addition, five people were wounded in the assault, and the suspect, described as a “shorter in stature” African American male, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Law enforcement officials lifted the “shelter in place” order for students and local residents after locating the suspect off-campus, and the identities of the victims have yet to be disclosed.
Furthermore, the shooting has prompted the university to cancel all campus events for a minimum of 48 hours, while the wounded individuals are receiving medical attention.
TERROR ON CAMPUS: Eyewitness video shows people screaming and running from the campus during a shooting at Michigan State University that left at least three people dead and five injured. https://t.co/SzMFmTF7bV pic.twitter.com/KJjL6YtRTS
— ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2023
The Michigan shooting is one of several that have occurred on American college campuses in recent years, including the 2015 shooting at Umpqua Community College, which resulted in ten deaths, and the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech, which claimed the lives of 33 people.