LIVE UPDATES | Fatal mass shooting on Michigan State University campus

3 killed in shooting at MSU

An overhead view of part of the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing. (WDIV)

Michigan State University staff and students were asked to shelter in place on Monday night after a report of an active shooter on the East Lansing campus. Three students were killed and five students were critically injured in the shooting.

We’re tracking the latest updates here. (You can watch all of the police briefings down below.)

Live updates on Michigan State University shooting

12:22 p.m. Tuesday

Sometime around noon on Tuesday, police released the names of two of the three students who were killed.

The two victims have been identified as sophomore Brian Fraser, of Grosse Pointe, and junior Alexandria Verner, of Clawson.

The superintendent of the Grosse Pointe Public School System sent a letter to parents saying two of the students who were killed in the shooting were recent Grosse Pointe North and Grosse Pointe South graduates.

The name of the third student killed will not be released based on the family’s wishes, officials said.

11:14 a.m. Tuesday

Michigan State University police confirmed that they are investigating a note found on the suspect, Anthony McRae, when he was found Monday night. No other information was provided at that time.

8 a.m. Tuesday

Police provided another update on the shooting, and spoke alongside state, city university and local health officials.

Only a few new details were offered: Police said the three people killed and five people injured were all students at the university. Their identities have still not been released at this time. Two of the students were shot and killed at Berkey Hall, and one student was shot and killed at the MSU Union. The five injured students were injured at both locations, though it was unclear how many were injured at each one.

Police also identified the shooter as 43-year-old Anthony McRae. They said they do not know his motive for the shooting. The man has no known affiliation with the university, and is not a student, faculty or staff member and never has been.

2:11 a.m. Tuesday

Sometime around 2:11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, we received an email that was sent from MSU to parents and families affiliated with the university.

In this email, officials confirmed there is no longer a threat to the East Lansing campus, and repeated that the shooter was found dead. The email reiterated that the shelter-in-place order had been lifted for staff and students on campus.

A temporary family assistance center was established on campus for parents and families to pick up their on-campus students. Parents and loved ones were initially asked not to go to the campus while the active shooter was at large.

1:43 a.m. Tuesday

MSU police held another briefing with some minor updates. All five of the injured victims were listed in critical condition at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

Police also said the shooter was a 43-year-old man with no known affiliation with the university. The shooter was found dead in the city of Lansing and was not on campus when he shot himself, police said.

12:29 a.m. Tuesday

Police said the suspect in the shootings was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. “There is no longer a threat to campus and the shelter-in-place has been lifted.”

11:44 p.m. Monday

Michigan State Police said, in addition to the five injured, three others were killed in the shootings.

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

11:14 p.m. Monday

Michigan State Police held a briefing, confirming five victims were transported to Sparrow Hospital, some with life-threatening injuries. Police said the incident started at 8:18 p.m., and shootings happened at two locations.

Police said the suspect fled on foot from the Union on campus, and were going to be releasing surveillance video of the alleged suspect.

10:33 p.m. Monday

Police are scheduled to provide a live update at 11 p.m. from the Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing. When the briefing begins, you can watch live in the stream here.

10:26 p.m. Monday

All classes and campus activities, including athletics, are closed for at least 48 hours, police report. Everyone is being asked not to go to campus on Tuesday.

A news conference was scheduled to take place at 11 p.m. Monday night.

10:10 p.m. Monday

Police said victims were being transported to the hospital. They did not say how many people were injured.

Police cleared and secured the following MSU buildings as of that time: Brody Hall, Snyder/Phillips Hall, Mason Hall, Abbot Hall, Landon Hall, the MSU Union and Berkey Hall.

9:34 p.m. Monday

Michigan State University police reported that they were securing IM East.

Police also said they were only looking for one suspected shooter at that time.

Also at 9:34 p.m., ATF Detroit reported separately that they were responding to the shooting in East Lansing.

9:26 p.m. Monday

Another shooting was reported by Michigan State University Police at IM East, a recreational center on the east side of campus. Police said there were “multiple reported injuries” at that time.

Michigan State University map showcasing IM East, Phillips Hall, Berkey Hall and the MSU Union (WDIV)

9:16 p.m.

Police said the suspect was still at large and on foot.

8:40 p.m. (Monday)

Michigan State Police issued an alert to shelter in place after shots were fired near Berkey Hall on the East Lansing campus.

An overhead view of part of the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing. (WDIV)

Full police briefings

8 a.m. Tuesday

1:30 a.m. Tuesday

12:20 a.m. Tuesday

11 p.m. Monday

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