Michigan State University mass shooting live updates: 3 students killed, 5 hurt; suspect dead

The 43-year-old suspect was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Three students were killed and five others were injured by a gunman who opened fire at an academic building and the student union on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing on Monday night, police said.

After an hourslong manhunt, police found the 43-year-old suspect, Anthony McRae, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound off campus.

All five injured students are in critical condition Tuesday, officials said.

Latest headlines:

  • Suspect had note indicating threat to NJ schools
  • No motive known

Shock, fear, confusion at Michigan State

At Michigan State, students and staff are overcome with shock, fear and confusion, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor told ABC News’ “GMA3.”

“It’s a terrible time. No mayor, no governor, no elected official ever wants to be up all night or wake up to a situation like this,” he said.

Schor said mental health resources are available.

Schor said the five injured students “are critical but stable.”

“It’s touch and go,” he said. “and the doctors are doing their best to work as aggressively as possible.”

Suspect had note indicating threat to NJ schools

When the suspect, 43-year-old Anthony McRae, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said there was a note in his pocket indicating a threat to two public schools in Ewing, New Jersey, according to Ewing police.

McRae had local ties to Ewing but hasn’t lived in the area in several years, police said.

Ewing Public Schools are closed on Tuesday out of an abundance of caution, police said. However, no threat has been found and schools are expected to reopen on Wednesday, police said.

McRae “had a history of mental health issues,” police added.

No motive known

No motive is known, police said. The 43-year-old suspect, Anthony McRae, had no affiliation with MSU, university officials said.

After police released the suspect’s photo, a tip from a caller led authorities to finding him, officials said.

When he was confronted, he took his own life,” Lansing Mayor Andy Schor told ABC News’ “GMA3.”

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