A 43-year-old man, not linked to the university, opened fire. Five were injured, some of them life-threatening
At least three people were killed and five others injured, some seriously, in a shooting at Michigan State University (MSU).
A 43-year-old man opened fire and later committed suicide. The shooting occurred on the university’s campus in East Lansing, near the state capital Lansing, about 145 kilometers northwest of Detroit. Among the injured, some are in danger of life. The killer’s name was not disclosed, but police said he was not a student or worker and had no connection to the university.
Michigan State University interim president Teresa Woodruff said: ” We cannot let things like this happen again .” And her deputy, Dan Kelly, added during a press conference: “The heart of the whole university is with the victims and their families.”
The alarm on the campus was triggered shortly after 20.30 local time, 2.30. The first shots had rung out at two different locations on the campus: near a building known as Berkeley Hall and then at a sports complex called IM East.
As the ‘New York Times newspaper recalls, shootings on university campuses have been different in the recent history of the United States. The most serious episode dates back to 2008, when 33 people were killed on the Virginia Tech premises. Among the political nodes are the liberal laws on the possession of firearms.
A few months ago, the Click on Detroit magazine headlined how it was “easier to buy guns than beers” in Michigan for an eighteen-year-old.