Shooting triggers university lockdown

Michigan State University has been placed on lockdown after shots were reportedly fired at multiple locations on campus

Shooting triggers university lockdown
14 Feb, 2023 02:33 HomeWorld News

Shooting triggers university lockdown

Officials have ordered Michigan State University students and staff to shelter in place

Michigan State University has been placed on lockdown after shots were fired at multiple locations on campus, injuring at least five people. Police are on the scene searching for a suspect who is still at large.

Campus police reported shots fired at MSU’s Berkey Hall and IM East building on Monday night, noting that law enforcement is “active on the scene.” Authorities initially said there were “multiple injuries” and that there appeared to be only one suspect.

Interim deputy chief of the campus police, Chris Rozman, later confirmed that five people were rushed to Sparrow Hospital, some with life-threatening injuries. Rozman described the suspect as a “black male, shorter in statue, wearing red shoes, a jean jacket and a ball cap.”

“Community members on and off campus should continue to shelter in place,” the police said. With law enfocement authorities still working at the scene around 10:20pm, the school announced that all campus activities would be cancelled for the next 48 hours.

In a separate notice during the incident, campus law enforcement urged students and staff to “run,” “hide,” or “fight” depending on their circumstances. “Run means evacuate away from danger if you can do so safely, Hide means to secure-in-place, and Fight means protect yourself if no other option,” it said.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer later tweeted she was briefed on the incident, saying “Let’s wrap our arms around the Spartan community tonight.”