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Gunman dead after killing 3, injuring several at Michigan State University

NBC NEWS: A gunman killed three people and wounded five others at Michigan State University on Monday night before leading authorities on a manhunt that ended when he fatally shot himself, police said. 

For hours, students and others sheltered in place on the East Lansing campus that is home to 50,000 students.

"This truly has been a nightmare that we are living tonight," Chris Rozman, interim deputy chief of the Michigan State University Police said.

In addition to the three deaths, five people were transported to E.W. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, where they were in critical condition, Rozman said.

The suspected shooter, a 43-year-old man with no affiliation to the university, was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a confrontation with law enforcement officials in the adjacent city of Lansing, Rozman said.

A motive is unknown. "We have no idea why he came to campus to do this tonight," Rozman said.

The suspect and the victims have not been identified. Police said they were determining whether the victims were students or otherwise affiliated with MSU.

Gunfire was first reported at Berkey Hall at 8:18 p.m., prompting urgent alerts to students and faculty.


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