Three victims of Michigan State University mass shooting identified


Slain students:L-R: Fraser, Aderson and Verner. Photo: New York Post

The three victims shot dead during the Michigan State University (MSU) on Monday have been identified by the police.

Three Michigan State University students were killed and five were injured in a shooting Monday night at two campus locations, according to the police.

The wounded students remain in critical condition, according to the university.

The identity of two of the students were made by the MSU Department of Police and Public Safety on Tuesday, according to CNN.

The police said they are not releasing the name of the third student out of respect for the family.

The slain students are Brian Fraser and Alexandria Verner.

But the WXYZ Detroit identified the third victim as  as Arielle Diamond Anderson, 19, who graduated from Grosse Pointe North High.

Anderson’s family told the outlet she loved children and hoped to be a pediatrician.

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According to the New York Post, Verner of Clawson, Michigan, was identified in a statement from her hometown school district, which described her as “a tremendous student.”

A 2020 graduate of Clawson High School, Verner is remembered by her alma mater as “a tremendous student, athlete, [and] leader” who “exemplified kindness.”

Fraser, 20, a sophomore who graduated in 2021 from Michigan’s Grosse Pointe South High School, was also killed shortly after Verner’s death was announced Tuesday.

After the shooting, five students are still hospitalized in critical condition.

However, the gunman, 43-year-old Anthony Dwayne McRae died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A search warrant was executed at a home connected with the suspect and authorities are still investigating a motive.

The attack at the large university located in East Lansing, Michigan, was the 67th mass shooting in 2023, according to gun violence data, and came just hours before the five-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

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