A mass shooting at Michigan State University left three people dead and five others critically wounded.
Last night an hours long manhunt led police to the suspect who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to CNN, the gunman opened fire at two campus locations, turning the sprawling university of about 50,000 students into a crime scene and forcing terrified students to run and hide as hundreds of officers in tactical gear swarmed the school.
Interim Deputy Chief Chris Rozman said the gunman was a 43-year-old man who was not affiliated with the university,
We have no idea why he came to campus to do this tonight.”
The first report of shots fired came at 8:18 p.m. ET from Berkey Hall, an academic building on the northern end of campus.
Officers responded to the building within minutes and found several shooting victims, including two who died, Rozman said. Then immediately, another shooting was reported nearby at the student union building, where the third fatality was reported.
At least five people were taken to the hospital, all of them in critical condition. This is a all too familiar scene to nearly every U.S. community.
The attack came one day before the five-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
This was the 67th mass shooting so far this year according to Gun Violence Archive. Next up 68, 69, 70…
Here we go. Prayers for Michigan State University is trending. This is the 67th mass shooting in 2023 #MSUShooting pic.twitter.com/ULyVCqvMyd— 888 Good Troubles (@LebergerDavid) February 14, 2023
(Images, Michigan State Security footage, Wikipedia; via CNN)