Gunman Kills Three and Injures Five at Michigan State
A gunman shot and killed three people at Michigan State University Monday night, NPR reported. The shooter also injured five people, all of whom were listed in critical condition at a local hospital.
Authorities said the gunman was a 43-year-old with no connection to Michigan State. He shot himself dead, off campus No information was available about the victims.
The shootings started shortly after 8 p.m. Two were killed in the building that houses that College of Social Science and one in the student union.
Michigan State gave everyone a shelter-in-place order from shortly after the first shooting until early this morning.
The university cancelled all classes for today and tomorrow, but is providing extra counseling services.
Teresa Woodruff, Michigan State’s interim president, said early Tuesday, “We’re devastated with the loss of life and we want to wrap our arms around every family touched by this tragedy.”
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, said this morning, “Certain places are supposed to be about community, learning, or joy—elementary schools and college campuses, movie theaters and dance halls, grocery stores and workplaces. They should not be the sites of bloodshed,” The Detroit News reported.
“This is a uniquely American problem. Too many of us scan rooms for exits when we enter them. We plan who that last text or call would go to. We should not, we cannot, accept living like this,” Whitmer said.