At least three people were killed and five others injured Monday when a gunman opened fire on a college campus in the US state of Michigan.

“There are three confirmed fatalities,” Michigan State University (MSU) police said on Twitter. “This is in addition to the five victims who have been taken to hospital.”

The shooter began shooting inside an MSU building late last night, said Chris Rozman, acting deputy chief of campus police.

The gunman then walked to a nearby building where he fired more shots.

Some of the injured have serious injuries and their lives are in danger, according to Rozman.

The suspect fled the scene and was confirmed dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot, about four hours after the attack, Rozman said.

Shootings at schools and universities are alarmingly frequent in the United States, where the proliferation of firearms has grown in recent years.

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