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Three dead and Multiple people injured in Michigan campus shooting

Armed police officers with weapons drawn rush into Phillips Hall on the campus of Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Michigan., as authorities respond to reports of shootings, late Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP

Gunfire was triggered at Michigan State University on Monday, February 13, 2023, leaving at least three persons dead and multiple reported injuries, as police crowded the main campus in East Lansing searching for a lone suspect, according to authorities and local news media.

Another five people were injured in the attack at the main campus in the city of East Lansing late on Monday.

Police described the suspect as "a black male, shorter in stature". They later said he was 43 years old with no known affiliation with the university.

As well as the three victims, police said the suspect had died apparently from a "self-inflicted gunshot wound".

The shooting started shortly after 20:00 local time on Monday (01:00 GMT Tuesday) and sparked a huge manhunt involving hundreds of officers.

Students, faculty and residents in surrounding off-campus neighbourhoods were urged by authorities to "shelter in place," while police searched for the suspect.

Police later lifted the order, saying there was "no longer a threat to campus". They added the suspect had been found off campus. The identities of the victims have not been released.

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