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After three individuals were killed and numerous others were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, a mass shooting at Michigan State University turned a regular Monday night into a nightmare, FOX 2 Detroit reported.
A university-wide manhunt and numerous responding police agencies were launched when the gunman vanished following two gunshot incidents on campus. He was later discovered dead off-campus, according to the article.
He reportedly died by suicide. He has been identified as Anthony McRae, a resident of Lansing, who is 43 years old and has no connection to the institution.
“This truly has been a nightmare that we are living tonight,” said MSU Deputy Chief Chris Rozman in the article. “But we have remained laser focused on the safety of our campus, our students, and the surrounding community.”
“As a parent, there is no greater fear than having your child tell you there is an active shooter at their school. I experienced this terror along with thousands of other MSU families last night,” said Dana Nessel in the article. “While my Spartan sons are safe, I am mourning the devastating loss and senseless violence.
“The events at Michigan State University are a tragedy for the entire state of Michigan. My thoughts are with the victims, their families, friends, and loved ones.”
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Michigan is “devastated” by the tragedy.
“MSU’s campus is a special place for so many, and it is now the site of another senseless act of gun violence. Parents across Michigan were on pins and needles calling their kids to check in on them and tell them they love them,” she said.
“This is a uniquely American problem. Too many of us scan rooms for exits when we enter them. We plan who that last text or call would go to. We should not, we cannot, accept living like this.”
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