MSU Cancels All Activities After Shooting Leaves Three Students Dead

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Michigan State University has canceled all sports and activities for the next 48 hours after a shooting Monday night that left three students dead and at least five other people in critical condition. 

Campus police sent an alert to the campus community Monday night shortly after 8:30 p.m. The alert notified of a "shots fired incident occurring on the East Lansing campus." The alert advised students and staff to "Secure-in-Place immediately" and to monitor for information. 

MSU interim president Teresa Woodruff said the school will be in modified operations for the next two days, and the men's basketball game against Minnesota has been cancelled. 

"We will provide the resources the students need for the time period they need," Woodruff added, thanking the federal government for its support.

CNN has reported that police have identified the shooter as 43-year-old Anthony McRae. They do not currently have a motive for the shootings and McRae is not believed to have any affiliation with the school. A search warrant has been executed on a residence that was connected to McRae. 

"We would like to thank you or community for their help," said Chris Rozman interim deputy chief at the MSU Police Department. "Because of our quick release of the photograph from the campus security cameras and help from our community, it was a caller's tip that led law enforcement to that suspect in the city of Lansing." 

Five injured individuals who were brought to the hospital after the shooting remain in critical condition, according to Denny Martin, chief medical officer at E.W. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan.

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