At least three people were killed and five others wounded after a gunman opened fire in a US campus on Monday, police reported
The incident occurred at Michigan State University, where thousands of students were ordered to shelter in place after shots were fired in a campus building in the early evening, leaving two dead.
According to the police the gunman shot himself dead later on Monday after a massive police manhunt.
The gunman fled to the students’ union, where he killed one more person, sparking a major police operation as officers swarmed the 5,000-acre campus.
Gun violence is alarmingly common in the United States, a country where there are more guns than people and where attempts to clamp down on their spread are always met with stiff resistance.
Police confirmed just after midnight the suspected MSU gunman had shot himself dead a short distance from the university.
“We are sad to report that there have been three confirmed fatalities,” Deputy Chief Chris Rozman of the university’s police force told reporters.
“This is in addition to the five victims who were injured and transported to the hospital. Some of those five victims still have life-threatening injuries.”
Tens of thousands of people die every year in the United States after being shot and many more are wounded.
Eleven people were shot dead last month when an elderly man opened fire in a dance hall in California, where locals were celebrating Lunar New Year.