EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Multiple people were wounded in a shooting Monday night at Michigan State University, police said.
University police said on Twitter that there appeared to be only one suspect, described as a “short man with a mask,” still at large.
“We are still receiving multiple calls of an active shooter on campus,” police said.
Police said the victims were taken to a local hospital.
Authorities ordered students and staff to evacuate after reports of gunfire around Berkey Hall, an academic building, on the East Lansing campus.
In an alert sent shortly after 8:30 p.m., campus police reported a “shots fired incident near the East Lansing campus.” The alert advised students and staff to secure the site immediately and to monitor information at alert.msu.edu.
By 10:15 p.m., the police announced that Berki, as well as the nearby residence halls, were secured.
Separately, police reported a shooting at IM East, a student recreation center.
Aedan Kelley, a junior who lives half a mile (less than a kilometer) east of campus, said he locked his doors and covered his windows “just in case.” Sirens were constant, he said, and a helicopter hovered overhead.
“It’s all very scary,” Kelley said. “And then all these people are texting me asking if I’m okay, which is huge.”
Authorities announced late Monday that all campus activities would be canceled for 48 of our students, including athletics and classes. Via Twitter, people were advised not to come to campus on Tuesday.
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 being held Monday night, was locked and police prevented people from leaving, the Lansing State Journal reported.
Kusmer reported from Indianapolis.