Tragically, US police reported three fatalities and five others injured after a gunman opened fire at Michigan State University. Law enforcement quickly responded to the main campus in East Lansing and commenced an investigation for the perpetrator of this heinous crime.
At 8:00 local time (01:00 GMT Tuesday), a gunman unleashed an onslaught of bullets in and around a university building, leaving numerous people critically injured. According to Acting Campus Police Chief Chris Rosman, the perpetrator then proceeded towards another structure on campus where further gunfire was heard.
The police distributed images of the suspect, a diminutive black man donning denim outerwear, scarlet footwear and headgear.
Rosman declared that at present, a multitude of police and security forces from the state, local governments and federal agencies are uniting to ensure campus safety while they attempt to find and take down the suspect.
After a lengthy 3 hours, the search party succeeded in locating victims at both venues, Rosman revealed to televised reporters during an evening news conference.
He confirmed that five people were rushed to the hospital, some with potentially fatal wounds.
MSU police took prompt action to evacuate and secure numerous university buildings shortly after the shooting, leading to a 48-hour suspension of all activities by the administration.
Law enforcement implored students, faculty and nearby locals to “remain in your current locations” while they looked for the suspect.
The United States is experiencing a devastating cost due to the expansive availability of firearms and their easy acquisition by citizens.
The number of firearms in the country is more than its entire population, with at least one gun being present in every third household and nearly half of all households containing a firearm.