Mass shooting last night on the campus of Michigan State University. As of this morning three dead and five wounded, I am not sure if that includes the shooter who apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to the Detroit Free Press the shooter was “not affiliated” with Michigan State University. At this point no one seems to know what the hell happened, why he came to MSU and shot the place up. His motives should be interesting to discover as we have a surveillance photo and, at least on Fox, a description to accompany the photo.
A short black male. CNN reports he was 43 so they know his name and at least a little about him.
I’ll try to update the post as news is released. We used to live in Okemos, Michigan, a town that borders East Lansing and both our home and where I worked are just a few miles down the road from the campus of Michigan State. It is a pretty nice campus but like any public space it can be enriched by vibrant diversity at any time.
As usual you can expect most coverage and commentary to focus on “gun violence” while wearing racial blinders in the discussion. We will get the usual platitudes about needing gun control and the “uniquely American plague of mass shootings”. What will be swept under the rug is the main point that needs to be addressed:
America doesn’t have a generic gun violence problem, we have a demographically specific gun violence problem.
Of course no one will point this out, not even “conservatives”, and if you won’t even talk about the problem you sure as hell will never solve it.
According to Heavy.com, always ahead of mainstream “news”, the shooter is one Anthony McRae
The suspect, who also went by the name Anthony D. McRae and Anthony Dwayne McRae, died in the city of Lansing, Rozman said. He had multiple magazines and a second gun in a backpack and died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to scanner audio.
No motive yet.