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Gunman attacks US campus, kills three, injures five

Suspected gunman on Monday opened fire on a university campus in the United States, killing three and injured five others before fleeing the scene, according to local police.

The Informant247 gathered according to Chris Rozman, interim deputy chief of campus police that the suspect opened fire inside a building at Michigan State University shortly after 8 p.m. local time.

The gunman then moved on foot to a nearby building where more shots were fired.

“There are three confirmed fatalities,” Michigan State University police said in a statement on Twitter. “This is in addition to the five victims who have been transported to the hospital.”

Some of the wounded had suffered life-threatening injuries, Rozman told newsmen.

Police released a photo of the suspect, a short Black man, wearing red shoes, a denim jacket and a baseball cap.

“We currently have hundreds of police officers and law enforcement officials — state, local and federal — on campus working in a coordinated effort to ensure the safety of the campus and identify and apprehend the suspect,” Rozman said.

Police responded quickly to the scene and students and staff were ordered to shelter in place.

However, the Officials have announced that all campus activities will be cancelled for the next 48 hours.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was briefed on the shooting and said police were working to secure the area.

“Let’s wrap our arms around the Spartan community tonight,” she wrote on Twitter, referring to the university’s athletic logo.

AFP

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