MSU shooting: Campus closed for 2 days, East Lansing schools closed Tuesday

After gunshots rang out Monday night on campus at Michigan State University, the campus has canceled all on-campus activities for the next two days. In a similar move, East Lansing Public Schools has closed on Tuesday.

Shots were fired inside Berkey Hall around 8:20 Monday night and MSU Police believed the shooter was on foot as of 9:20 p.m. The campus has been ordered to shelter in place. 

MSU police said on Twitter that 3 people were killed, in addition to five people who were hospitalized after the shooting at Berkey

In response to the shooting, MSU announced it would close campus for the next 48 hours. This includes athletics, classes, and campus-related activities. 

"Please DO NOT come to campus tomorrow", the message read.

Shortly after MSU announced the closure of campus, East Lansing Public SChools notified parents that all K-12 schools in the district will be closed on Tuesday as well.

As of 10:30 p.m., few details were available about the suspect but MSU Police said the suspected shooter is believed to be a short man possibly wearing a mask.

MSU Deputy Police Chief Chris Rozman said during an update at 11 p.m. that they are searching for only one suspect, who was last seen on foot on the north side of the MSU Union. 

Rozman said the shooter is a shorter Black man wearing red shoes, a jean jacket, and a hat. 

Around midnight, just as MSU Police were preparing for another update, FOX 2 learned from sources that the suspect was dead near Lake Lansing Road and Larch Street in Lansing, about 4 miles away from the MSU Union.

Rozman confirmed that the suspected shooter is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"The suspect in this incident was located, and it does appear that the suspect has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It is confirmed he is deceased ... there is no longer a threat to campus. There is no longer a need to shelter in place on campus," Rozman said.

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Shortly after the suspect notification went out, another alert went out to students indicating there was another shooting on campus. It is not currently known if this is a third shooting location or a template message that went out to students.

Victims are currently being transported to Sparrow Hospital. Brody Hall, Snyder/Phillips Hall, Mason Hall, Abbot Hall, Landon Hall, the MSU Union, and Berkey Hall have all been cleared/secured.

FOX 2 has several news crews in East Lansing and we'll be updating our pages with the latest information as soon as we get it.