updated 5/4/2007 10:52:03 AM ET 2007-05-04T14:52:03

A college student shot and wounded his roommate early Friday in their off-campus apartment before taking his own life, police said.

Police got a call about 12:30 a.m. from a man who said he had just been shot by his roommate, Lt. Jay Duguay said.

Duguay said Michael Dyke, 20, of Orford, N.H., shot himself with a rifle as police entered the apartment, about a quarter-mile from the Keene State College campus.

The roommate, Jason Lillibridge, 20, of Connecticut, was wounded in the buttocks and was in fair condition at Cheshire Medical Center, police said.

The shooting occurred on the last day of finals and two days before graduation. Many students had already left campus.

Final exams and graduation would be held as scheduled Friday and Sunday, and counseling is available to students, the college said on its Web site.

Police did not yet know of a motive for the shootings, but Duguay said they appeared to be unplanned. An autopsy on Dyke’s body was being conducted, police said.

Keene State, part of the University System of New Hampshire, has an enrollment of 5,200 and specializes in the liberal arts.

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