(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – BREAKING UPDATE: Anthony Dwayne McRae has been identified as the shooter who killed three Michigan State University students and left five others critically injured.
The 43-year-old was found dead from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound just over three hours after he opened fire on the East Lansing campus.
McRae had no affiliation with the university and had previously been convicted of firearm charges.
He had been found in possession of a loaded weapon without a concealed weapons permit on June 7, 2019, and had been on probation from October 2019 through May 2021.
Before his 2019 arrest, McRae had been convicted of driving with a suspended license four times.
The motive for the attack is still unknown.
All eight of McRae’s victims were students, and all five injured remain in critical condition.
The shooting took place in two locations on the Michigan State University campus, with McRae first opening fire inside Berkey Hall, where two of the dead were found.
He then moved to the nearby MSU Union building, which houses a student dining hall, where a third fatality was found.
Videos posted online showed students running in terror as officers tried to take control of the situation. University police sent out an alert ordering the campus community to “Run, Hide, Fight.”
Following the first report of shots fired, the school ordered students and staff to “secure in place.”
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who called the shooting a “weekly American problem,” spoke to President Biden about the incident.
The shooting occurred just one day before the fifth anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, which claimed the lives of 14 students and three teachers.
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