[NB: check the byline. Updates to appear at the bottom of this post. /~Rayne]
12:28 A.M. ET —
Suspect has been found off campus; they are confirmed dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
MSU Police spokesperson Chris Rozman confirmed there were three fatalities and five injured.
Active Shooter status has now ended.
More information and updates will appear at the bottom of this post. Content posted earlier will remain in place.
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11:33 p.m. ET — Michigan State University still has an active shooter situation.
Students should continue to monitor the MSU Emergency page for updates:
Local news station reported MSU issued another bulletin at 10:05 p.m. ET advising students should run, hide, fight — run away if possible, hide if possible, fight as a last resort as necessary.
The events appeared to begin at Berkey Hall on the northeast side of campus, move to the Student Union toward the northwest, and then to IM East on the southeast side of campus.
Campus police as well as Lansing city, Ingham County police departments are on site along with Michigan State Police and surrounding counties.
Campus has been shut down; persons moving around on campus are subject to search. A SWAT team has arrived and is currently clearing Berkey Hall.
There have been multiple injuries and one reported death. Ambulances are on hand; victims are being taken to Sparrow Hospital.
In other words, this is students’ and parents’ nightmare in progress.
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10:31 p.m. ET —
Local live coverage at:
WILX-TV NBC affiliate
WLNS-TV CBS affiliate
Lansing State Journal – USA Today network member
City Pulse – does not yet have live reporting but will likely have reports in the morning.
The State News – MSU student newspaper
Michigan State Police just told WLNS-TV they are not confirming any deaths.
A news briefing is expected at 11:00 p.m. ET.
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10:47 p.m. ET —
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See their The Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Active Shooter Edition for more.
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11:02 p.m. ET —
MSU Police spokesperson Chris Rozman addressed media, public.
Incident began at Berkey Hall at 8:18 p.m.
Several victims at Berkey Hall found by police responding minutes after the initial call.
Another shooting followed at Michigan State Union building.
Five victims so far, several with life-threatening injuries.
Suspect left MSU Union building on foot; believed to be a short Black male wearing red shoes, jean jacket, ball cap.
Police are checking security camera video at this time; the shooter has not yet been found.
Parents have been asked not to come to campus.
Police spokesperson asks interested persons to follow their Twitter account.
There have been false reports of additional shooters/shootings.
Next update will be at 12:00 a.m.
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11:15 p.m. ET —
MSU Police did not confirm this during the presser, but MSU spokeswoman Emily Guerrant has informed WILX-TV there was one death.
WILX-TV now says they’re not providing any more details not shared by police.
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11:25 p.m. ET —
Grand River Avenue along the north edge of MSU campus has been shut down. It is normally very busy due to the number of retail and food businesses located on Grand River which serve campus.
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11:40 p.m. ET —
A WILX reporter confirmed there are three dead in addition to five hospitalized at Sparrow Hospital at this time.
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12:03 a.m. ET — 14-FEB-2023 —
MSU Police have pushed back the next update to 12:20 a.m. ET. No additional information has yet been received.
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12:28 a.m. ET —
MSU PD spokesperson Rozman provided a phone number and an email address for any tips related to the shooter.
Call: (844) 99M-SUPD or email: [email protected]
Please note the shootings appeared to have been confined to two locations on campus — Berkey Hall and the MSU Union.
A WILX reporter is at another off-campus location near the Larch and Lake Lansing Road intersection where police have cordoned off the road where they are working. This intersection is about three miles to the west of campus. This scene may be related to the shooter’s demise.
MSU Police have planned another update at 1:30 a.m.
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8:50 a.m. —
The shooting suspect has been identified as 43-year-old Anthony McRae (spelling subject to confirmation). He was unaffiliated with MSU. A tip was called in by someone who knew him immediately after they recognized him from the still images from the security camera shared by police last evening.
All of the shooting victims both deceased and currently hospitalized are students at MSU.
There is no known motive at this time.
The victims will be identified later today after next of kin have been notified.
All classes are canceled until next Monday at MSU though the campus may be open. Counseling services will be available to students.