One of two students shot in their apartment near the Michigan State University campus died this morning at an area hospital of multiple gunshot wounds, police said. The dead student was identified as 20-year-old Dominique Nolff, of Middleville in western Michigan. He was pronounced dead at 9:23 am, about 12 hours after he and his 20-year-old roommate were shot. His roommate, from Grand Haven—whose name wasn't released—was treated and released from a hospital.
East Lansing police found the two students after responding last night to a report of a shooting at the Cedar Village apartment complex. "This does not appear to be a random act," police said in a statement. Police described the suspect as a 20- to 25-year-old man who was wearing tan pants, a black coat, and black shoes or boots. The shootings near Michigan State occurred hours before a separate shooting near Ferris State University in Big Rapids, about 50 miles north of Grand Rapids. Early this morning, a male student was shot in an apartment complex just off Ferris State's campus. His wounds were not considered life-threatening. (Read more Michigan State University stories.)