Three people are dead and five others injured after a shooting at multiple locations on Michigan State University’s East Lansing campus Monday night, police said, and a suspect has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The victims have been transported to a hospital, and some have life-threatening injuries, MSU Police and Public Safety said during a press briefing.
Sparrow Hospital Communications Director John Foren confirmed to ABC News that the hospital received five patients from the shooting. Foren did not have an update on their conditions but said they’re not expecting any more patients.
There is no longer a threat on campus and the shelter-in-place order has been lifted, MSU Public Safety Interim Deputy Chief Chris Rozman said during a press briefing.
Police initially received 911 calls of shots fired at 8:18 p.m. in Berkey Hall and located “several” victims there when responding, Rozman said. Police then received a report of another shooting and responded to the MSU Union building, where they found other victims, according to Rozman.
Two of the fatalities were at Berkey Hall and one was at the MSU Union building, Rozman said.
Police are still working to determine the suspect’s identity and possible motive, the interim deputy chief said.
“This is still a fluid situation,” Rozman said. “There are several different crime scenes that we’re processing with our state and federal partners, and still a lot of work that needs to be done.”
Police initially said there were “multiple reported injuries” at IM East, a fitness center on campus.
Police had said that “Brody Hall, Snyder/Phillips Hall, Mason Hall, Abbot Hall, Landon Hall, the MSU Union and Berkey Hall” have been cleared.
Authorities told students not to come to campus Tuesday, and that campus activities, including classes and athletics, are canceled for 48 hours.
The City of East Lansing had also tweeted that community members should shelter in place.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she has been briefed on the shooting, tweeting: “The Michigan State Police along with @msupolice, local law enforcement and first responders are on the ground. Let’s wrap our arms around the Spartan community tonight. We will keep everyone updated as we learn more.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Detroit division and FBI are on the scene.
This is the 67th mass shooting of 2023, the Gun Violence Archive said.