3 killed in Michigan university shooting

Published February 14th, 2023 - 12:35 GMT
Michigan State University

ALBAWABA - Three people were killed and five others were wounded in a shooting at a university in Michigan on Monday night.

A gunman entered the Michigan State University campus and opened fire.

Three people were confirmed dead, while five others were hospitalized, some of whom are said to be in critical condition.

Following the incident, authorities urged students, faculty and residents in off-campus neighborhoods to stay put while police searched for the suspect.

Michigan State Police, university police, local law enforcement and emergency services were present at the scene of the shooting, while several campus buildings were evacuated and secured about two hours after the shooting. 

The authorities said that gunman had fled at the time, but the police later announced that he had died from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Pictures circulated, captured by surveillance cameras inside the university campus and published by the police, showed a dark-skinned man wearing a mask covering the lower half of his face, and carrying a pastel, and is suspected of being the shooter.

Investigations are underway, while the motives are so far undetermined.

The university has suspended all its activities for 48 hours.

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