Police say at least 3 dead, 5 hurt in shootings on Michigan State University campus

Suspected shooter kills himself

First responders stage outside Berkey Hall following shootings on the campus of Michigan State University, 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. – Police said at least three people were killed and five others were injured during an active shooter situation on the Michigan State University campus.

Interim Deputy Michigan State University Police Chief Chris Rozman said the first 911 calls came in at 8:18 p.m. Monday from people at Berkey Hall, which is just south of Grand River Avenue on the MSU campus.

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

He said “several” shooting victims were found at that scene. Two people from that location were killed.

Police then learned of a second shooting scene nearby at the Michigan State University Student Union. Officers also tended to injured people at that scene, according to authorities. One person from that scene was killed.

“I can confirm that there were at least five victims,” Rozman said. “All five victims were transported to the hospital. Some of those victims do have life-threatening injuries.”

Shortly after the briefing, police confirmed three people have been killed in addition to the five who are injured.

Hundreds of local, state, and federal law enforcement officials joined the search for the shooter. During a 12:20 p.m. update, police confirmed the suspected shooter killed himself. They believe he was the only shooter.

Rozman said there is no longer a need to shelter in place.

All campus activities at Michigan State are canceled for the next 48 hours, police announced around 10:45 p.m. Monday. That includes classes, sporting events, and all other campus-related activities.

Here is the full briefing from 12:20 a.m. Tuesday:

Here is the full briefing from 11 p.m. Monday:

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