Michigan shooting leaves marks on students and others

EAST LANSING — The morning after a lone gunman killed three people and left five critically ill at a Lansing hospital, people on campus shared their experiences as the shooting broke out and police stormed the university.

At around 8:18 pm on Monday, a single man entered Berkey Hall near Grand River Avenue and shot several people, killing two. Police say 43-year-old Anthony McRae went to the student union and killed another person and injured others before fleeing campus. He was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police Tuesday identified the three victims of the Monday night mass shooting on the Michigan State University campus as students Brian Fraser of Grosse Pointe, Alexandria Verner of Clawson and Arielle Anderson of Harper Woods.

After the shooting, people on campus and others reacted to the carnage.

Flowers laid at the foot of the Sparty statue in honor of those killed last night on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, on the MSU campus in East Lansing.

Completely numb’

Julia Wallace, a senior at MSU, placed three bouquets of flowers at the foot of the Sparty statue at MSU on Tuesday.

“With other mass shootings and school shootings, I unfortunately see people doing the same thing and holding memorials and just showing respect and for some reason that was the first thought in my mind this morning to show my community that I’ve been impacted and I feel for others,” she said. “I kind of didn’t think, I just thought. I got the three (bouquets) for the three lives lost because it’s just awful.

Michigan shooting leaves marks on students and others

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