By Blace Carpenter and Sophie Deiters
Three were confirmed dead, and five were hospitalized following a Feb. 13 shooting at Michigan State University.
At 8:18 p.m., shots were heard near Berkey Hall on the East Lansing Campus. The university’s police department urged everyone on campus to “secure-in-place-immediately.”
MSU Police Interim Deputy Chief Chris Rozman spoke at a press conference following the incident saying, “This incident started this evening around 8:18 p.m at Berkey Hall on campus. We received multiple 911 calls of a shooting inside Berkey Hall.”
“The incident did move to a building in close proximity, The Michigan State University Union Building where there was another report of a shooting immediately following the first incident.”
Rozman spoke at a second press conference after midnight confirming that the suspect had been found.
“The suspect in this incident was located outside of the MSU campus and it does appear that (the) suspect has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It is confirmed that he’s deceased,” Rozman said. “There is no longer a threat to campus. We believe there to only be one shooter in this incident.”
Rozman disclosed the number of victims saying, “We are saddened to report that there have been three confirmed fatalities in addition to the five victims that were injured and transported to the hospital. Some of those five victims still have life-threatening injuries.”
According to the MSU Police and Public Safety Twitter page all campus related activities including classes and sporting events have been canceled for the next 48 hours.
This story was updated on Feb. 14 at 12:41 a.m to include details from a second press conference.