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3 people killed in shooting at Michigan State University


Three students were killed and five left in critical condition after a shooting at Michigan State University Monday according to a tweet from the MSU Police and Public Safety department. 

The suspect has been identified as 43-year-old Anthony Dwayne McRae. According to MSU Police and Public Safety Department, he has no affiliation to the university. After the shooting, he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police are still looking into a potential motive. 

The shooting began around 8:18 p.m. and the victims were later found at Berkey Hall and the MSU’s union. The individuals in critical conditions were transported to E.W Sparrow Hospital.  

The MSU Police Department released the first alert on Twitter at 8:40 p.m. urging everyone to take shelter as soon as possible. The warning was lifted shortly after midnight.  

The MSU Police department held a briefing at 1:30 a.m. to notify and update the situation. The department held another this morning at 8:30 a.m. 

In his briefing Monday night, Chris Rozman, MSU Police and Public Safety interim deputy chief, said all MSU activities — including classes, will be canceled for the following 48 hours. He said people should check the MSU Police and Public Safety Twitter page for updates, since there have been reports of false shootings. Rozman said to take caution on campus. 

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