MSU, East Lansing schools locked down after two off-campus shootings
Mon, 12 May 2014 16:18:31 GMT —
Two separate off-campus shootings have put Michigan State University and East Lansing-area schools into lockdown.
Michigan State posted the alert to students on the website. According to the alert, police are investigating a shooting in the Frandor area and another near Coolidge and N. Shore Drive. WILX reports police cannot confirm if the first shooting is related to the second, but are not ruling it out.
East Lansing Police posted on its Facebook page at the shooting took place around 11 a.m. and that the suspect, a black man with a shaved head, is still at large. He is described as around 30 years old, between 5'8" and 5'10", wearing all black and was carrying a black bag.
According to our sister station, WILX, the first shooting happened at the Rite Aid on East Saginaw in Lansing near the Frandor Shopping Center.
The suspect entered the Rite Aid, made contact with an employee and shots were fired, WILX reports.
The employee, a 35-year-old man, is confirmed to have died as a result of his injuries. His death is being investigated as a homicide.
The second shooting was reported about 30 minutes later. Police say they do not know if the shootings are related.
No arrests have been made.
MSU sent an email to students telling them to secure-in-place in a locked room or, if they can do so safely, evacuate the area.