Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Gunman Found Dead After Killing 3, Injuring 5 at Michigan State University

HeadlineFeb 14, 2023

In East Lansing, Michigan, a gunman opened fire Monday evening on the Michigan State University campus, killing three people and injuring five others. Students, faculty and staff were ordered to “shelter in place” during an hours-long manhunt that ended when the shooter was discovered dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said the 43-year-old gunman had no known affiliation to the university. This is MSU freshman, Jack Dell.

Jack Dell: “My phone started blowing up with texts and calls: 'Stay safe. Don't move.’ So I was a little confused and then started finding out all the news. So I barricaded my door, the front door, and then got in my room, barricaded that with my dresser and then locked myself in my closet.”

In a statement, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said, “This is a uniquely American problem. Too many of us scan rooms for exits when we enter them. We plan who that last text or call would go to. We should not, we cannot, accept living like this.”

Meanwhile, in Parkland, Florida, community members are gathering today for a remembrance ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. It was Valentine’s Day 2018 when a gunman killed 17 people and injured 17 others. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 67 mass shootings in the United States since the start of 2023. That’s on average more than one massacre a day.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top