The shooting happened Monday night at 8:20 p.m.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The suspect responsible for shooting three people and injuring at least five others at Michigan State University Monday night has been found dead.

MSU Interim Vice Superintendent Chris Roseman said the suspect, whose identity has not been released, was found dead off campus and it appears the suspect took his own life. Roseman said there is no longer a threat or shelter on campus.

Roseman said dispatch began receiving calls about 8:18 p.m. about shots fired in Berkey Hall.

Arriving police officers found several victims in the building. Roseman said there was another report of gunfire in a nearby building. Officers tended to the victims at both locations.

At least five victims were taken to an area hospital, some with life-threatening injuries. The three victims who died were in addition to the five victims who were taken to the hospital.

The gunfire alert was sent shortly after 8:30 p.m. The alert advised students and staff to “secure in place immediately and monitor for information.”

By 10:15 p.m., police said Berkey, as well as nearby dormitories, were secured.

All classes and sporting events for the next 48 hours have been cancelled.

Aidan Kelly, a junior who lives half a mile (less than a kilometer) east of campus, said he locked his doors and closed his windows “just in case.” Sirens were constant, he said, and a helicopter hovered overhead.

“It’s all very scary,” Kelly said. “And then all these people are texting me asking if I’m OK, and it’s overwhelming.”

Michigan State has about 50,000 students. East Lansing is about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.

The East Lansing High School auditorium, where a school board meeting was held Monday night, was locked down and police were preventing people from leaving, the Lansing State Journal reported.

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