EAST LANSING, Mich. (FOX 2) - The motive for a shooting on the campus of Michigan State University isn't clear after a gunman shot eight people Monday before killing himself.
Police said they expect the investigation to take days as they piece together what led to the shooting that left three victims dead and another five people injured.
The suspect first opened fire in Berkey Hall at 8:18 p.m. When police arrived, he moved to the MSU Union, where he shot more victims. He then fled the Union and evaded police for hours until he shot himself late Monday.
According to police, the suspect was a 43-year-old man who did not have a connection to the school, further complicating the investigation into the motive. The buildings where the shootings happened are open to the public.
"We have no idea why he came to campus tonight to do this," said MSU Deputy Chief Chris Rozman.
Police would not confirm if the victims were students at MSU.
Police said they hadn't received any threats or indications that there would be violence in the days leading up to the shooting.