Police issued a statement Monday night on Twitter, saying there was only one suspect. It is not known if anyone is in custody.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Several people were injured in a shooting Monday night at Michigan State University, police said.
University police said on Twitter that there appears to be only one suspect, described as a “short man wearing a mask,” and that he is still at large.
“We are still receiving several calls about an active shooter on campus,” police said.
Police are expected to provide an update around 11 p.m
Police said the victims were taken to a local hospital.
Authorities ordered students and staff to shelter in place after gunshots were reported around the Berkey Hall academic building on the East Lansing campus.
In an alert sent shortly after 8:30 p.m., campus police reported a “shots fired incident that occurred on or near the East Lansing campus.” The alert advised students and staff to “get in place immediately” and keep an eye out alert.msu.edu for information.
By 10:15 p.m., police said Berkey, as well as nearby dormitories, were secured.
Separately, the police reported about the shooting in the student recreation center of IM Vostok.
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 kept people out, Lansing State Journal informed.