Three Dead and Five Injured After Mass Shooting at Michigan State University 

Sofia Strohmeier, Copy Editor

On Feb. 13, a 43-year-old gunman killed three students — Alexandria Verner, Brian Fraser and Arielle Anderson — and injured five in a mass shooting at Michigan State University. 

Opening fire in two locations on campus, 50,000 students were informed to take shelter at 8:30 p.m. as policemen entered the grounds to stop the shooter. The first report of the shooting came from Berkey Hall at 8:18 p.m., where officers responded a few minutes later and found two of the deceased victims. Soon after, another report came from a student union building where the third victim was found.

The five injured victims have been taken to a nearby hospital, all in critical condition.

After a three-hour hunt for the shooter, the suspect was found and later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The shooter has been identified as Anthony Dwayne McRae, who had previously been on probation for a gun offense. 

This marks the 67 mass shooting this year and took place only one day before the five-year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting that killed 17 people.