A Michigan State University student is dead and another was wounded after a shooting Friday night inside their apartment near campus.
Police have identified the slain student as Dominique Nolff, 20, of Middleville. Nolffe, a sophomore student majoring in hospitality business. Nolff was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing where he was pronounced dead at 9:23 a.m. from multiple gunshot wounds.
A second student, a 20-year-old from Grand Haven, was treated for a single gunshot wound at the hospital and released.
East Lansing Police are still searching for the shooter. Police say the suspect being sought was believed to be in his 20s and that the shooting “does not appear to be a random act.”
According to police, the incident occurred just before 9 p.m. Friday at the Cedar Village apartment complex, less than a mile from campus.
Students were alerted to the shooting by text message.
Dispatchers with the city and campus police departments said early Saturday there was no further information to release.
Nolff’s aunt, Heather Bush, told MLive.com that her nephew was in his second year at Michigan State.
“He was a gentleman. He loved people,” Bush said. “He would do anything for anybody. His life was taken so short.”
Nolff graduated from Thornapple Kellogg High School in Middleville, about 20 miles southeast of Grand Rapids.
East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett posted a note to families of the victims on his Facebook page Saturday morning.
“East Lansing residents woke up this morning to another headline about senseless gun violence. This time it was in our own backyard,” he wrote. “My thoughts are with the two victims and their families.”
The investigation is ongoing.
In October, 20-year-old Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed was shot to death during a robbery in an apartment building near that school’s Ypsilanti campus. Two Detroit men are charged with open murder in Reed’s slaying.
Associated Press contributed