The deadly shooting at Michigan State University killed three students and injured five additional victims. The official identified the gunman as Anthony Dwayne McRae, a 43-year-old man.
The shooter’s body was found three hours after the first shots were fired. With him passing away in the shootout, “There is no longer a threat on the campus,” said Chris Rozman, the university’s interim deputy chief of police and public safety.
It’s been more than 24 hours running, and the police officials have been struggling to find the motive or the connection between the old man and the university or students. The shooter was also found dead at the scene after he self-inflicted.
MSU Shooting Victims Identified
The deadly shooting that prompted injured and killed victims encouraged the community to support injured victims, the families of both the killed and injured as well as the rest of Michigan University, who are trying to overcome the aftermath of the deadly shootout.
Several colleges and volunteers for different programs aided help and poured online support by sharing messages on social media to attract support in response to the tragedy.
In a fresh development, officials have identified all three victims who lost their lives during the deadly shootout. The three students include Brian Fraser, Arielle Diamond Anderson, and Alexandria Verner.
In addition, reports suggest five injured victims, but the official has not yet revealed the names and details of the injured victims. However, a brief overview of the three victims is highlighted below.
Anderson was a bright 19-year-old, humble young lady who graduated from Grosse-Pointe High School in 2021 and attended Michigan University with the aspiration to become a pediatric doctor. It is sad to acknowledge that her dreams were cut short. Her maternal grandmother commented on her death; she said Anderson was “kind, loving, caring, compassionate, driven and very family oriented”. Her grandmother revealed that she used to stay with her grandmother as she had her own room in the place. “She just has so much passion. I just I’m still trying to grasp it,” her grandmother said.
Her aunt, Kimella Spivey, whom Anderson takes care of her and one of the reasons she may have opened her eyes to pursue medicine, said that “This is so unbelievable. When does it stop? Really? I mean, it’s one after the other. This school has been safe for so many years.”
The 20-year-old student was a graduate from Clawson High School in 2020. She was pursuing forensics at Michigan State University. Alexandria also played basketball during her High School days.
Billy Shellenbarger, Clawson Public School Superintendent, met Verner at a young age from her kindergarten days. Billy said that the entire community and the district are heartbroken to learn of her departure, as her loss has impacted very intensely and hurts the entire community.
Verner is survived by her parents, brother, and sister. She was a phenomenal daughter, sister, and student who achieved good grades. She had a vibrant personality that lift and models the atmosphere.
Brian Fraser was also a Grosse Pointe South High School graduate. He was pursuing his second year at the university when the deadly shootout broke out. In the wake of his death, the university and the entire nation lost a beloved leader, as he was serving as the president of Michigan State’s chapter of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
“Brian was our leader, and we loved him,” the fraternity said in a statement. It continued that Fraser cared deeply about the community and the family of the fraternity. “We will greatly miss Brian and mourn his death deeply as our chapter supports each other during this difficult time,” they concluded in the statement.
Her family is still processing the sudden loss of her bright boy as they refused to speak to any outlets, which indicates that the family is still in shock and isn’t ready to speak.