Dominique Nolff, 20, and Corbin Holwerda, 20, of Grand Haven were shot inside their Cedar Village apartment just before 9 p.m. Friday. Nolff died Saturday morning from his injuries. Holwerda was treated for more minor injuries and released.
Police say this shooting was not random.
East Lansing Police are still looking for the suspected shooter. Managers of Cedar Village Apartments said security cameras inside the building's hallways were working during the incident. The recordings have been turned over to police.
"Friday nights? It does get pretty loud around here usually," said MSU Junior Alex LaBrecque, who lives across the street from the building where the shooting took place. "It's a tragedy when any member of the Spartan community dies; it's awful, but I don't think anybody around here will feel less safe."
University police say students were notified of the shooting by text message.
Holwerda tweeted early Saturday morning asking for people to pray for his friend.
He later tweeted "Of the hundreds of people who have reached out to me and offered their help, I want to thank all of you again because you've helped me a lot."
Police describe the suspect as an African-American male in his early 20s. Call East Lansing Police at 517-351-4220 or Silent Observer if you have any tips.
Grand Haven Tribune reporter Becky Vargo contributed to this story. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with more information about this story.
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