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A suspect in the mass shooting at Moscow State University has been identified: a convicted felon who was released from prison less than 2 years ago

The man who shot dead three people and wounded five more at Michigan State University last night has been identified.

Officials said Anthony Duane McRae, convicted of criminal charges, committed a heinous act of violence before apparently pointing a gun at himself.

McRae, 43, was “released from supervision” in May 2021 after being sentenced to 18 months in prison in November 2019 for possession of a loaded firearm in a car. Detroit News reported this morning.

McRae “shot himself many miles from campus after confronting police.” VILKS.

Police said on Monday evening that no motive for the shooting had been disclosed and no link had been found between McRae and the university.

The names of the victims will not be released until all their families have been notified, the channel said.

According to The News, McRae moved in with his father on the north side of Lansing, Michigan about a year ago.

“He never hurt anyone,” neighbor Megan Bender said of McRae’s father, Mike McRae. “He’s just an old man minding his own business.

Bender said she believed Anthony McRae was heading home after the shooting when he was confronted. policebased on her knowledge of the location where the collision took place.

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She told The News that after listening to police scanner reports of the shooting and law enforcement response overnight, she was “feeling relieved” that McRae hadn’t returned home.

The shooting began on Monday evening in the academic building and then moved to the student union, a popular place where students meet to study or have lunch together. Associated Press.

While first responders searched the East Lansing campus for the shooter, students hid where they could.

Four hours after the first shots were reported, police announced the death of the suspect.

“It’s really been a nightmare we’re living in tonight,” said Chris Roseman, the acting deputy chief of the campus police department.

Rozman said two people were killed at Burke Hall and a third at the MGU Union. Five more victims are reported to be in critical condition at Sparrow Hospital.

Michigan has about 50,000 students, including 19,000 who live on campus.

All classes, sports and other activities have been canceled for 48 hours.

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