2 dead in 2 shootings near MSU campus

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WOOD/AP) – Two people were killed in two shootings near Michigan State University’s campus Monday morning.

One suspect was taken into custody after a standoff later in the day, police say.

The shootings happened about half an hour apart. Area residents were asked to stay inside and lock their doors or avoid the area if possible, according to police. MSU sent out alerts and local schools were put on lockdown for a time.

The first incident was just after 11 a.m. at the Rite Aid in the Frandor Shopping Center in Lansing Township, according to East Lansing police. The Associated Press reports that a 35-year-old Rite Aid pharmacy employee was the victim in that shooting.

The second shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. in the nearby area of Coolidge Road and N. Shore Drive. Police on the scene told Lansing NBC affiliate WILX that the victim in that incident was a male in his 30s. They said he sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died at the hospital.

A tactical team was later called to a home on Coolidge. After several hours, police made contact with a suspect by breaking a window and throwing a phone inside. He gave up a short time later and was arrested.

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