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One student was killed and one injured during a shooting inside their off-campus Michigan State University (MSU) apartment complex on Friday, police said.
Dominique James Nolff, a 20-year-old MSU student, died Saturday morning from “multiple gunshot wounds” at Sparrow Hospital, a statement from East Lansing Police Department said.
The shooting occurred about 8:45 p.m. on Friday in East Lansing, according to the East Lansing Police Department.The second victim, a 20-year-old student, whose name has not been disclosed, suffered one gunshot wound and was treated and released from the hospital on Friday.
East Lansing Police Department’s Detective Bureau was “working diligently” on Saturday to locate the gunman, who is described as being in his 20s, the statement said.
Police said the shooting at the Cedar Village student residential area did "not appear to be a random act."
"Upon arrival two victims had suffered gunshot wounds while inside their apartment," the statement said.
"This is near but not on the MSU campus. There is no indication of immediate danger to the campus community," said MSU spokesman Kent Cassella on Friday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nolff family and friends,” Michigan State University said in a statement Saturday. East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett responded in a tweet which read, “There are no words adequate to describe the tragedy of losing one so young to a senseless act of gun violence.”
Reuters contributed to this report.