Police at Michigan State University (MSU) issued an alert Monday night warning of an active shooter on campus.
MSU police said there were reports of shots fired at multiple locations around the East Lansing, Michigan, campus, including near Berkey Hall and IM East.
MSU ALERT: There have been shots fired near Berkey Hall on the East Lansing campus. Please secure-in-place immediately. Police are active on scene. More information to follow. pic.twitter.com/xa4KlwXJWN
— MSU Police and Public Safety (@msupolice) February 14, 2023
The MSU police Twitter account said there were “multiple reported injuries” at IM East and police were responding to the shooting incident which appears to have begun around 8:30 p.m. ET. MSU spokeswoman Emily Guerrant told The Detroit News there is at least one fatality from the shooting inside Berkey Hall.
MSU police said a single suspect is believed to be on foot. “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,” MSU police said.
The suspect’s whereabouts were not immediately clear.
Authorities advised community members on and off campus to shelter in place.
“Victims are currently being transported to Sparrow Hospital,” MSU police said at 10:12 p.m.. “Brody Hall, Snyder/Phillips Hall, Mason Hall, Abbot Hall, Landon Hall, the MSU Union, and Berkey Hall have all been cleared/secured.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said its Detroit Field Division is responding to the shooting situation.
@ATFDetroit is responding to an Active Shooter at @michiganstateu please follow our @msupolice
partners for additional information. pic.twitter.com/WwVqaez2f5
— ATF Detroit (@ATFDetroit) February 14, 2023
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said she has been briefed on the situation.
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.
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) February 14, 2023
“Let’s wrap our arms around the Spartan community tonight. We will keep everyone updated as we learn more.” Whitmer tweeted.
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