A total of three people have been pronounced dead and five other victims have been rushed to hospitals, some sporting life-threatening injuries, in the wake of a shooting event that took place across two locations Monday evening around Michigan State University (MSU), as reported by local police forces.
A single suspect was still on the tun as of 11 p.m. EST, and police officials advised the public in and around the area of the East Lansing, Michigan, campus, to shelter in place as the hunter for the murderer went on.
As part of an 11 p.m. news conference, Chris Rozman, the MSU Interim Police Chief, described the suspect as a short black male in red shoes, a jean jacket, and sporting a baseball cap.
Police officials for MSU put out photos on social media that showed the suspect in a stairwell.
SUSPECT PHOTOS: The suspect is a Black male, shorter in stature, red shoes, jean jacket, wearing a baseball cap that is navy with a lighter brim. pic.twitter.com/9blppnX5U3
— MSU Police and Public Safety (@msupolice) February 14, 2023
Rozman stated that police first got called about a shooting taking place at Berkey Hall at roughly 8:18 p.m., and then a short time later there were additional reports of a shooting at the student union building of MSU.
The suspect was last spotted departing from the north side of the MSU student union building on foot, stated Rozman.
Rozman stated that there had been an “overwhelming” response from law enforcement officers to the news of the active shooting.
MSU police also announced via social media just prior to midnight that a total of three people were discovered dead, along with another five victims which Rozman claimed had been rushed to area hospitals during the 11 p.m. news conference.
Rozman stated that yet another briefing for the national media would end up taking place at some point close to midnight in order to issue further details about the incident.
MSU police forces stated that all activities for the entirety of the campus are to be entirely canceled for a period of 48 hours. This cancellation was stated to include all athletics, classes, and any and all other campus-related activities.
Gretchen Whitmer, the Governor of Michigan, stated that she has been fully briefed on the entirety of the situation. “Let’s wrap our arms around the Spartan community tonight. We will keep everyone updated as we learn more,” expressed Whitmer via a post to social media.