Three killed in shooting at US university – as suspected gunman is pictured

US News

At least three people have been killed after a shooting at a US university.

A manhunt was launched for the attacker at Michigan State University after he fled on foot and was described as a short black male in a cap, red shoes and a jean jacket.

He later died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

As well as the fatalities, police said five people were taken to hospital, some in a life-threatening condition.

You Might Like

The incident began at 8.18pm local time when shots were fired at Berkey Hall on the East Lansing campus.

Students and staff were told to “secure-in-place immediately” as officers responded to multiple 911 calls.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

‘A giant stampede of people headed for me’

Police said the gunman also opened fire at the nearby university union and was last seen leaving the building on foot.

Large numbers are likely to have been locked down as about 50,000 people attend the campus – which also hosts evening classes.

About four hours after the initial alert, police said the gunman had been found dead off-campus with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after “contact” with law enforcement.

Pic: AP
Pic: AP

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Footage shows the panic among students as they run from a university building in Michigan where a gunman was loose.

Chris Rozman, from Michigan State University Police, said “numerous” officers had responded within minutes and gave first aid at both shooting locations.

Two of the victims died at Berkey Hall and the other at the MSU union, said Mr Rozman.

He told reporters that “hundreds” of police and law enforcement personnel had been involved with hunting for the gunman.

The campus is about 90 miles northwest of Detroit.

Lisa McClain, US representative for Michigan, tweeted earlier: “There are reports of an active shooting on campus at Michigan State University.

“If you are there, police instructions are to Run, Hide, Fight. I am praying for all Spartans right now.”

Articles You May Like

EXCLUSIVE: Virginia School District Boots 14 Sexually Explicit Books to County Libraries
NBC’s Kotb Joins Woke Mob Smear Campaign Against GOP Rep, Touts CT Gun Bans
Drag Queen Straddles Student, School Claims It Will ‘Revise Campus Policies’
Sen. Rand Paul says staffer in DC was ‘brutally attacked in broad daylight’
Biden-appointed US attorney declined to prosecute 67% of cases as DC crime continues to surge: Report

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *