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Ingham County Board of Commissioners, Ingham County Health Department Joint Statement on MSU Campus Shooting

LANSING, Mich. – The Ingham County Board of Commissioners and Ingham County Health Department issued the following joint statement on the MSU Campus Shooting that took place last night:

“Ingham County is deeply saddened by the tragic shooting that took place on the campus of Michigan State University last night. Our hearts grieve for the victims as well as their families and friends. We sincerely thank all our first responders and healthcare workers who quickly and bravely responded to protect and care for those in need during this time of crisis.

‘All of us are feeling the pain and grief of this tragedy,’ said Ryan Sebolt, Ingham County Board of Commissioners Chairperson. ‘We stand together as a community and hold space to heal collectively. We extend our gratitude to those who responded to this horrific event to keep our residents and all of those who will continue to support our community in its aftermath.’ 

‘Gun violence, including the senseless act seen last night, is complex and deeply rooted in our culture which is why we must take a public health approach,’ said Linda Vail, Ingham County Health Officer. ‘Gun violence is not inevitable. It can be prevented.’

For anyone struggling, know that you are not alone with your grief and emotions. Support and services are available by calling 988, the Lifeline helps thousands of people overcome crisis situations every day. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor. Counseling, mental health services, and other resources are also available at Hannah Community Center at 819 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823.”