UPDATE: Michigan State University Police confirm suspect died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Two shot, one critical, at Wolfchase Galleria Mall in Memphis, with suspect in custody

Michigan State University Police confirmed that the mass shooting suspect committed suicide by shooting himself.

 

Tuesday, February 14 at 6:36am

Michigan State University Police have confirmed that the mass shooting suspect was found dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“UPDATE: The suspect has been located off campus. It appears he has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There is no longer a threat to campus and the shelter-in-place has been lifted”, they tweeted.

Tuesday, February 14 at 6:15am

Unconfirmed reports have said that the Michigan State University suspect has taken his own life. It had been reported online shortly before that a male fitting the suspect’s description was being given CPR in the street after being found without a pulse. This has not been verified by MSU Police though.

Tuesday, February 14 at 5:50am

Michigan State University Police have just confirmed that there have been three fatalities in the mass shooting incident on campus. These are in addition to the five hospitalised they added.

Their tweet read: “UPDATE: There are 3 confirmed fatalities. This is in addition to the 5 victims who have been transported to the hospital”.

There have also been reports of a no-fly zone being implemented within a 2-nautical mile radius of the facility. That would suggest that the police have a helicopter in operation above the crime scene as their search continues.

Tuesday, February 14 at 5:22am

In a press briefing, Michigan State University Police confirmed that there were five shooting victims, some of whom had life-threatening injuries. They have all been transferred to Sparrow Hospital.

A second press briefing will be held at midnight local time. CCTV images of the suspect have been released by the police.

Tuesday, February 14 at 4:27am

Hundreds of heavily armed police officers are currently conducting a search for an armed suspect who caused multiple injuries at Michigan State University on Monday 13. The FBI and ATF are said to have deployed units to the facility as well.

A description of the suspect was issued by the MSU police, saying that he was short and wearing a mask, possibly a black male.

CNN reported that there had been one fatality, confirmed to them by the campus police. There has been no mention of this in the Twitter posts from the force though.

MSU Police and Public Safety tweeted @msupolice: “UPDATE: The suspect description is a short male with a mask, possibly Black. Please continue to shelter in place. We are still receiving multiple calls of an active shooter on campus”.

They added: “Victims are currently being transported to Sparrow Hospital. Brody Hall, Snyder/Phillips Hall, Mason Hall, Abbot Hall, Landon Hall, the MSU Union, and Berkey Hall have all been cleared/secured”.

“A news briefing will take place at 11 p.m. at the Henry Center for Executive Development. The address is 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910”, informed a subsequent tweet.

“All campus activities are cancelled for 48 hours, including athletics, classes, and all campus-related activities. Please DO NOT come to campus tomorrow”, it continued.

Tuesday, February 14 at 3:40am

A second crime scene has been reported by the MSU Police and Public Safety. In a tweet, they reported: “There is another reported shooting at IM East. Police are responding. There are multiple reported injuries. Media staging area is currently being determined”.

This new incident is believed to have occurred in the gymnasium. The police are now saying they believe there is only one gunman involved.

I’ve been briefed on the shooting at Michigan State University. The Michigan State Police along with @msupolice, local law enforcement and first responders are on the ground. Let’s wrap our arms around the Spartan community tonight. We will keep everyone updated as we learn more”, tweeted the Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer.

Tuesday, February 14 at 3:00am

An active shooter has reportedly injured at least five people this evening, Monday, February 13, in the vicinity of Michigan State University.

A large number of police units have responded to the location and officers are said to be searching for the gunman after shots were reported near Berkey Hall on the East Lansing campus.

A tweet from MSU Police and Public Safety profile read: “MSU ALERT: There have been shots fired near Berkey Hall on the East Lansing campus. Please secure-in-place immediately. Police are active on the scene. More information to follow”.

In a subsequent post, they added: “UPDATE: The suspect is believed to be on foot right now. Community members on and off campus should continue to shelter in place. Police are continuing to respond”.

The university is on lockdown as per the standard protocol. On its official Facebook page, some parents are posting that they have received calls from their children at the facility, informing them of what is going on. They have all been instructed to shelter until the incident is resolved.

This is a breaking news story and we will try to keep you updated as more information becomes available, thank you.

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