ST. JOSEPH, Mich., Feb. 14, 2023 — A mass shooting took place on the Michigan State University campus beginning around 8:20 p.m. last night. Campus police have confirmed that three students were killed and five remain in critical condition at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Names of the victims are expected to be released later today. The shooting triggered a manhunt that continued for hours, ending with the gunman dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The shooter has no apparent link to the university, and his motive is still unknown. The investigation is ongoing. State Rep. Joey Andrews (D-St. Joseph) issued the following statement on the horrific shooting: 

“College campuses should be one of the safest places in the world. It’s where people pursue their passions, expand their knowledge, make some of their happiest memories and discover who they are as young adults on their own for the first time. Students shouldn’t be forced to shelter in place — unsure if their building is the next target or if their friends are safe. Students’ friends and families shouldn’t have to make frantic phone calls checking to see if the person they love is still alive. The time for action is now. I join my Democratic colleagues in demanding that we finally pass legislation to put an end to the senseless gun violence epidemic terrorizing our schools and students.”