Last night a gunman opened fire at Michigan State University, killing three and injuring others.
The shooter then died of self-inflicted gun injuries.
No name has been released.
NEW: Three people were killed and five were wounded in a shooting on Michigan State University’s campus last night. The 43-year-old gunman, who is not affiliated with MSU, fled and later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. https://t.co/PbmsWYIwVB
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 14, 2023
Three people are confirmed dead and five others injured in the shooting at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., according to campus police https://t.co/30VMrmKfZT
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 14, 2023
CNN offered some updates this morning:
The two buildings at the center of Monday evening’s shootings on the campus of Michigan State University are accessible to the general public during business hours, police said in an early morning news conference Tuesday.
Michigan State University Department of Public Safety Interim Deputy Chief Chris Rozman said Berkey Hall, where the first shooting occurred, is an academic building where activities were occurring. The second building, the student union, is similarly open to the general public and doesn’t require any special access, according to Rozman.
Many have taken to Twitter to argue for and against gun laws in Michigan and nationwide.
However, some users have called out the obvious – criminals don’t obey laws.
I think it’s safe to conclude Mass Shooters target Gun Free Zones! Areas that will provide little to No Resistance!!
That being said. We will be keeping everyone at MSU in our thoughts and prayers! Especially those who lost loved ones tonight by the hands of a madman!!
— Mandy (@MarindaVannoy1) February 14, 2023
Give students the right to carry on campus and they could put a quick end to any active shooter. Gun free zones are playgrounds for active shooters because everyone’s always unarmed and police don’t get there in time. Guns save lives. #msu
— Heather Mullins (@TalkMullins) February 14, 2023
Msu is a gun free zone. How'd that work out? It didn't, every U.S citizen 18 an older should own a gun who passed a background check. Period.
— Denny Brandenberger (@DennisBrandenb4) February 14, 2023
According to NBC News,
The suspected shooter, a 43-year-old man with no affiliation to the university, was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a confrontation with law enforcement officials in the adjacent city of Lansing, Rozman said.
A motive is unknown.
“We have no idea why he came to campus to do this tonight,” Rozman said.
The suspect and the victims have not been identified. Police said they were determining whether the victims were students or otherwise affiliated with MSU.
This morning’s live press conference can be viewed here:
LIVE: Authorities hold briefing on Michigan State University shooting. https://t.co/GbYr1gpuhw https://t.co/3gTDIJ7VEB
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 14, 2023
Check back for more updates as they become available.
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