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Gunman kills three, injures five in MSU shooting

MICHIGAN: Three people were killed and five injured when a gunman opened fire at Michigan State University’s main campus Monday night.

The gunman was found dead some hours later and it is said he most likely shot himself too, foreign media reported.

Interim Deputy Chief of the University Police Chris Rozman said shots were fired in two locations — at an academic building called Berkey Hall and the Michigan State University (MSU) Union building.

Police responding to the shooting, which began shortly after 8pm (0100 GMT), found victims on both locations, Rozman told reporters at a televised briefing about three hours later.

Rozman said investigators had no information about the motive. He also said the university was not aware of any threats made to the campus before Monday’s bloodshed.

Rozman said three victims were killed and five were taken to hospital, some of them with life-threatening injuries. Two of the dead were at Berkey Hall and the other at the MSU Union.

Rozman said the suspect “was contacted by law enforcement off campus” at some point, adding, “that scene is being investigated as a crime scene.”

The gunman was confirmed dead, from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot roughly four hours after the violence began, Rozman said.

“There is no longer a threat to campus. We believe there to be only one suspect in this incident,” he said.

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