On Monday night, Michigan State University and East Lansing were struck by tragedy as three students were killed and five injured in a mass shooting event at the universities’ flagship campus.
The perpetrator, 43-year-old Anthony McRae, was on the loose for roughly four hours before being tracked down by police five miles from the site of the incident, where he took his own life when police approached him.
Police have not identified a motive at this time, though family members say McRae suffered from mental illness that worsened after the passing of his mother in 2020.
On Tuesday afternoon, authorities released the identities of the three victims who lost their lives in the horrific incident.
All three were reportedly students at the university with bright futures that were stripped from them too soon. One was the President of his fraternity, another was a science student and high-school athlete, and the third was the niece of a reality TV star who wanted to be a pediatrician.
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The three students killed by the ‘evil and bitter’ gunman who stormed onto the Michigan State University campus have been identified.
One was their fraternity chapter president. Another was a science student with fond memories of her days as a high-school athlete. And a third was the niece of a reality TV star and aspired to be a pediatricians.
Alexandria ‘Alex’ Verner, a 2020 graduate of Clawson High School, was killed in the shooting, according to an email sent by CPS school officials. She was a biology and anthropology junior at MSU and set to graduate in 2024.
Brian Fraser, 20, who graduated from Grosse Pointe South and was studying business at MSU, was identified as the second victim of the massacre, the university’s police department confirmed.
Flavor of Love reality TV star Deelishis revealed her niece, Arielle Diamond Anderson, 19, was the third victim.
The three were killed and five others were injured when Anthony McRae, opened fire on the MSU campus at 8.18pm on Monday.