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Double Shooting Kills MSU Student, Suspect Sought

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Police are searching for the gunman who shot two Michigan State University students, killing one and injuring the other.

East Lansing police said the shooting happened just before 9 p.m. Friday at a small apartment community on the 200 block of Cedar Street, near MSU's campus.

Police said the gunman shot at Dominique Nolff, a 20-year-old from Middleville, and Nolff's roommate, who neighbors believe to be 20-year-old Corbin Holwerda from Grand Haven. Holwerda was shot once and has been released from the hospital. Police said the suspect shot Nolff numerous times. He died at Sparrow Hospital just after 9 a.m. Saturday morning. 

Colin Lucas lived across the street from Nolff and raced with him on the ski team. "He was a great kid. He always had a smile on his face. He was really warm and welcoming and he always tried to get people involved. He would always go out of his way to talk to people and make them feel wanted. He was a real nice kid," Lucas said. 

Students who didn't know Nolff offer their sympathy and call the shooting unsettling.

"This isn't something that I think happens often around Michigan State University's campus, so as far as that, I'm not too concerned, but it is a little unnerving to know he's still out there," said MSU Freshman Keenan Hammer.

"People should not be worried," said Lt. Larry Sparkes of the East Lansing Police Department. "East Lansing is a safe community and this is not believed to be a random act."

Saturday evening Michigan State University officials released a statement, which said, in part: "Michigan State University today learned of the death of 20-year-old student Dominique James Nolff in an off-campus shooting on Jan. 31. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nolff family and friends."

East Lansing police are still searching for the suspect, who they describe as a black man between 20 and 25 years old. He was last seen wearing tan pants, a black coat and black shoes. 

If you have any information police ask you to call the ELPD Detective Bureau at (517) 319-6884.

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