3 killed, 5 critically hurt, shooter dead -- everything we’ve learned about Michigan State shootings

43-year-old man kills himself after 2 shootings on MSU campus

Police investigate the scene of a shooting at Berkey Hall on the campus of Michigan State University, late Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis) (Al Goldis, Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Three people were killed, five are in critical condition, and the suspected shooter is dead after two shootings on the campus of Michigan State University.

MSU Police provided three updates on the active shooter situation overnight -- one at 11 p.m. Monday, one at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, and a third at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Chris Rozman, the interim deputy chief with the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety, spoke at all three briefings.

Here’s everything we’ve learned.

3 killed, 5 injured in 2 shootings on campus

Rozman said the first 911 calls were received at 8:18 p.m. Monday (Feb. 13) from people inside Berkey Hall, which is just south of Grand River Avenue on the MSU campus.

Berkey Hall is an academic building that’s unlocked and open to the public during business hours. Rozman said the building was open, with academic activities going on, at the time of those 911 calls.

“We received multiple 911 calls of a shooting inside Berkey Hall,” Rozman said. “Numerous officers responded. We were quickly on scene within minutes.”

When officers arrived, they found several people suffering from gunshot injuries, including two who were killed.

Police then learned of a second shooting scene at the nearby MSU Student Union. The Union is also open to the public and was not locked at the time of the shooting, Rozman said.

Officers found multiple people injured at that scene, including one person who was killed.

In total, Rozman said there are five people injured and three people dead, not including the suspected shooter.

“To our knowledge, there are eight total victims in this case,” Rozman said.

Update on condition of injured victims

The five people injured in the shootings were taken to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

All five are listed in critical condition, according to Rozman. He said at least some of them still have life-threatening injuries.

Suspected shooter kills himself

Police have identified the suspect shooter as a 43-year-old man. They said he is not affiliated with Michigan State in any way.

“We have no idea why he came to campus to do this tonight,” Rozman said.

Hundreds of local, state, and federal law enforcement officials patrolled the MSU campus searching for the suspected shooter. They cleared Brody Hall, Snyder/Phillips Hall, Mason Hall, Abbot Hall, Landon Hall, the MSU Union, and Berkey Hall during their search.

He was eventually confronted by officers at an off-campus location in Lansing, according to authorities. Rozman said it’s currently unclear what exactly led officers to that spot.

The suspected shooter killed himself at the scene, authorities said.

“The suspect in this incident was located outside of the MSU campus, and it does appear that that suspect has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Rozman said. “It is confirmed that he is deceased.”

Shelter-in-place lifted

During the search for the suspected shooter, police asked everyone on or near the MSU campus to shelter in place. They also asked parents not to try to pick up their students.

After confirming the shooter’s death, Rozman said there was no further danger to the community. Students are now allowed to exit buildings, and parents can drive to campus.

“There is no longer a need to shelter in place on campus,” Rozman said. “There is no longer a threat on campus.”

Police said they believe the 43-year-old man was the only shooter involved in this situation.

Campus activities canceled for 48 hours

At 10:45 p.m. Monday, MSU Police announced all campus activities would be canceled for the next 48 hours.

Classes, sporting events, and all other campus-related activities will not take place during that time period, Rozman said.

At this time, there’s no plan to extend the cancellations beyond 48 hours, but police will keep the community updated in the days ahead.

What’s next?

Dozens of officers continue to process multiple scenes linked to the situation. They said they will provide more information in the morning.

Another police briefing is expected to take place sometime between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Full police briefings

You can watch all three police briefings below.

11 p.m. Monday:

12:20 a.m. Tuesday:

1:30 a.m. Tuesday:

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