EAST LANSING, Mich. – Police are searching for the suspect who shot two Michigan State University students at an off-campus apartment Friday evening, at least one of whom graduated from high school in West Michigan.
The shooting victim in critical condition is from Barry County, a family friend of one of the victims told FOX 17 News early Saturday morning. According to the East Lansing Police Department, the second shooting victim has been treated and released from Sparrow Hospital.
Both shooting victims were roommates at the Cedar Village Apartments, said a friend of one of the victim’s family. The man in critical condition is a 2012 Thornapple-Kellogg High School graduate from Middleville, said the family friend.
The East Lansing Police Department says that according to investigators, the two shootings do not appear to be a random incident. Investigators describe the outstanding suspect to be a black male with average height and build, between the ages of 20 and 25, wearing tan pants, a black coat, and black shoes or boots.
Michigan State University Police sent out an emergency text message Friday evening to students and staff stating, “Shooting occurred at 845pm in 200 block of Cedar St in East Lansing. Suspect is a black male with average height & build. Call ELPD at 517-319-6897 with information.” MSU Police told FOX 17 News that this message was sent out as soon as they confirmed details on the shooting with ELPD, at approximately 11pm.
The investigation is ongoing. Now anyone with information is asked to call the ELPD Detective Bureau at (517) 319-6884.
FOX 17 News will report new details as soon as they are released.