Three people confirmed dead and five others injured at Michigan State as students shelter in place: report

UPDATE: The Michigan State Campus Police confirmed via Twitter at 11:44 p.m. ESTT that there are three fatalities as a result of this shooting. These are in addition to the five cited previously that had been transported to local hospitals.

UPDATE: During the 11 p.m. EST press conference, police said that there were five victims, some with life-threatening injuries. They confirmed rumors that there were two different locations of the shooting. They have not yet detained the shooter.

The reports that there were more than those two shooting locations are not accurate and he pledged that the police department would be posting information on its Twitter page. The Michigan State Campus Police also said that there would be briefings on the hour. All campus activities and sports will be canceled for the next 48 hours.

They released a photo of the suspected shooter via security camera footage.

LIVE: Multiple injuries reported after shootings at Michigan State University

UPDATE: WDIV out of Detroit is reporting that at least one person is dead and there are multiple injuries. They believe there is a single shooter and as of 10 p.m. EST, they are still under a shelter-in-place order.

The shooting began at 8:18 p.m. EST.


A shooting broke out on the campus of Michigan State University on Monday evening, according to CNN.

"Students at Michigan State University were told to shelter in place immediately after shots were fired on campus Monday evening, campus police said," said the report. "'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,' MSU police tweeted."

This comes after a surge in mass shootings this year, with a number of high-profile and deadly incidents, including multiple attacks in California.

Video posted to Facebook shows swarms of police cars gathering on the campus.

It is not clear as of now how many casualties there are, or the identity or motive of the shooter.

However, according to ABC 7 Chicago, "Another shooting took place at IM East, and there are multiple reported injuries, police said ... the suspect is believed to be on foot."

This is a developing story.