The shooter who killed three people and injured at least five on Monday on a campus in Lansing, west of Detroit in the United States, killed himself after an extensive manhunt, police said.
"We have three confirmed deaths. This is in addition to the five victims who have been transported to the hospital," Michigan State University (MSU) police tweeted.
According to her, several of the injured were in serious condition.
The suspect opened fire shortly after 8 p.m. (0100 GMT Tuesday) at a university building, before heading to another building where gunshots were also heard, said Chris Rozman, a police official. from campus.
Hundreds of law enforcement personnel searched for the suspect whose photos police had released: a short black man wearing a denim jacket, red shoes and a baseball cap.
Shortly after midnight, police announced that he had committed suicide not far from the scene of the shooting.
"The suspect in this incident has been located outside of the MSU campus," Rozman said at the time. He "died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound".
"We really had a nightmare tonight. We are relieved to no longer have an ongoing threat on campus," he said.
Police, who quickly arrived on the scene after the shooting, ordered students -- nearly 50,000 MSU enrollees -- and campus staff to self-isolate. The university suspended all activity for 48 hours.
Police also declined to give details of the victims, in particular whether they were students or university staff, and said they were unaware of any recent threats against the institution. .
She later clarified that the shooter had no connection with the university, one of the best in the United States, and that no motive appeared at this stage to explain his act.
"Tonight let's hug the Spartan community," Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer tweeted after the shooting, referring to the university's logo, a Greek warrior helmet.
The United States pays a very heavy price for the dissemination of firearms on its territory and the ease with which Americans have access to them.
The country has more individual weapons than inhabitants: one in three adults owns at least one weapon and nearly one in two adults lives in a home where there is a weapon.
The consequence of this proliferation is the very high rate of death by firearm in the United States, without comparison with that of other developed countries.
14/02/2023 12:45:40 - Washington (AFP) - © 2023 AFP