Two students shot in apartment near Michigan State University campus

Sat Feb 1, 2014 4:12am EST

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(Reuters) - Two students were shot, and one was critically injured, on Friday evening inside their apartment complex near the campus of Michigan State University (MSU), police said.

The shooting happened at about 8:45 p.m. (0145 GMT) in East Lansing, a city in the upper Midwest state, a statement from East Lansing Police Department said.

The gunman, described as a black man in his 20s, was still at large, though police said the shooting at the Cedar Village student residential area did "not appear to be a random act".

"Upon arrival two victims had suffered gunshot wounds while inside their apartment," the statement said.

One of the two MSU students had been treated at a local hospital and released.

"This is near but not on the MSU campus. There is no indication of immediate danger to the campus community," said MSU spokesman Kent Cassella.

U.S. President Barack Obama is due to visit East Lansing on Friday, his first trip to Michigan since 2012, local media said.

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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Spiro_Keats wrote:
Negros are statistically more dangerous than other ethnicities. Look up the FBI crime data.

Feb 01, 2014 11:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
hawkeye19 wrote:
Urban young blacks are learning through social media from other blacks that college students are easy prey. There have been numerous attacks at the University of Minnesota in recent months, all perpetrated by criminal blacks from north Minneapolis. Besides the robberies, most were also punched in the face per the current racist protocol.

Feb 01, 2014 11:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
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