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Michigan State University gunman had two handguns and multiple loaded magazines: report

Michigan State University shooter Anthony McRae was carrying two handguns and multiple loaded magazines when police found him dead of self-inflicted gunshot wounds Monday night. I was. Fox 2 Detroit report.

McRae, 43, opened fire inside an academic hall on MSU’s campus at approximately 8:18 p.m., walked to the student union, and opened fire, killing three undergraduates and wounding five others. .

Police released surveillance images of McRae during the hours-long search, and information from the community led authorities to McRae’s location, about four miles from campus.

Anthony McRae was caught on surveillance video walking down an empty street about an hour after the shooting. (Fox 2 Detroit)

Fox 2 Detroit reported Wednesday, citing law enforcement sources, that officers found McRae, approached him, and shot him to death. He carried his one handgun, and in his backpack was his second handgun and multiple loaded magazines.

Surveillance video showed McRae walking through deserted streets and back alleys about an hour after the shooting.

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A note found in his pocket contained threats against two public schools in Ewing Township, New Jersey. Police said McRae had “local ties to Ewing Township” and “had mental health issues.”

Anthony McRae, 43, was shot Monday night on the campus of Michigan State University.

Anthony McRae, 43, was shot Monday night on the campus of Michigan State University. (Michigan Department of Corrections/AP)

Officials have been publicly tight-lipped about the weapons used in the attack and how McRae obtained them.

He was previously charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a license in the summer of 2019, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison that prohibited him from owning a gun.

In October 2019, prosecutors dropped the felony count after pleading guilty to having a loaded firearm in a vehicle. He was sentenced to his 18-month probation, which ended in May 2021.

Police investigate a shooting at Barkey Hall on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, late Monday, February 13, 2023.

Police investigate a shooting at Barkey Hall on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, late Monday, February 13, 2023. (AP Photo/Al Gordis)

A neighbor told Fox 2 Detroit that police were also called because McRae shot a gun in the backyard of their home.

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His brother, Michael McRae, told Fox News Digital that Anthony’s life began to unravel after his mother’s death in September 2020.

“He lived in a sheltered world,” says Michael, while Anthony stopped looking after himself and refused to look for work. He was very angry and I was asking him, ‘What are you thinking?’ But he wouldn’t talk to me.”

Michigan State University identified the three victims as Grosse Pointe sophomore Arielle Anderson. Brian Fraser, a sophomore from Grospoint. And Alexandria Bahner, Clawson's junior.

Michigan State University identified the three victims as Grosse Pointe sophomore Arielle Anderson. Brian Fraser, a sophomore from Grospoint. And Alexandria Bahner, Clawson’s junior. (Fox News)

McRae has nothing to do with the university and police are still looking for a motive for the shooting.

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The three students killed in the attack were identified Tuesday as Alexandria Varner, a third-year student at Clawson. Arielle Anderson, her sophomore at Grosse Pointe. Brian Fraser, a sophomore from Grospoint.

Five victims were seriously injured in the shooting and are being treated at Sparrow Hospital.

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