Three people killed at Michigan State University, gunman dead

A gunman opened fire on the night of Monday 13 February at Michigan State University in the United States, killing three people and wounding five more, before fatally shooting himself kilometres away after an hours-long manhunt that forced frightened students to hide in the dark, write Joey Cappelletti and Ken Kusmer for Associated Press.

Police announced the man’s death early on Tuesday 14 February, four hours after shootings broke out at Berkey Hall, an academic building, and later nearby at the MSU Union, a popular hub to eat or study. “This truly has been a nightmare we’re living tonight,” said Chris Rozman, interim deputy chief of the campus police department.

Hundreds of officers had scoured the East Lansing campus, about 145 kilometres northwest of Detroit, for the suspect, whom police described as a short black man with red shoes, a jean jacket and a ball cap. The 43-year-old man was confronted by police off campus before killing himself with a “self-inflicted gunshot wound”, Rozman said. His name was not immediately released, nor any details about the gun or what police found at the scene. Rozman said the man was not a student or employee and had no affiliation with Michigan State.
Full report on the AP news site