MSU Police and Public Safety and Interim President to provide another statement
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Governor Gretchen Whitmer, U.S. Representative, Elissa Sloktin, Michigan State University Police and Public Safety and Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph. D provided another statement at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, at the Henry Center for Executive Development.
A suspected gunman who killed three people and wounded five others at Michigan State University was found dead on Monday night. Police said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The identity of the suspect has been confirmed as Anthony McRae. Police said he was a 43-year-old man with no known connection with MSU. A motive is unknown.
Around 11:30 p.m., MSU police confirmed three people had been killed in addition to five victims who were transferred to Sparrow Hospital. They remain in critical condition according to police.
Police confirmed at the conference that the three people killed and other victims are MSU students. The names will not be released until families are notified.
Following the tragic incident, the MSU Board of Trustees issued a statement in response to the shooting.
“Our hearts go out to the victims and families of this senseless tragedy. Thank you to MSU, local, state, and national law enforcement agencies and first responders who worked to protect our MSU community. We thank our counseling service providers who will work to bring calm and care to everyone on campus in the coming days and weeks. In the difficult days to come, the MSU Board of Trustees are united to heal our university and the entire Spartan community.”
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