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Michigan State shooting: third victim identified, in critical condition

Nate Statly outside
Nate Statly is a junior from Michigan State University who graduated from Hartland Community Schools in 2020. He is active in outdoor sports and recently landed his first internship.
  • Nate Statly, a junior, is the third student to be identified as injured in last week’s mass shooting at Michigan State University
  • Statly’s brother said his brother is a ‘hobbyist’ who loves the outdoors and making people laugh
  • A gunman killed three students and injured five other students 

March 3: Michigan State shooting victims: Two more students released from hospital

Nate Statly, a junior studying environmental biology and zoology, is one of five Michigan State University students injured in a mass shooting, his brother announced on GoFundMe Wednesday morning. 

“Miraculously, Nate is still with us, but has been in critical condition in the hospital since last Monday,” Nate’s brother Josh Statly wrote on the crowdfunding site. “Doctors have informed us that his path to recovery will be a long and difficult one.”


Josh said his brother had just secured his first internship on Mackinac Island.


“Nate's a hobbyist, with interests in science, skiing, fly fishing, video games, reading, and running, just to name a few,” Josh Statly wrote. 

“He's the light in our family, he never stops making us laugh, and he is loved by so many.”

Nate Statly is a 2020 graduate of Hartland Consolidated Schools in Howell, where he ran cross country and was a decorated member of the ski team.

Social media accounts indicate he is vice president of the MSU shooting sports club and worked at a local ski and snowboard shop.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the fundraiser collected more than $92,000 in four hours.

A 43-year-old Lansing gunman killed three MSU students and injured five on Feb. 13 before killing himself hours later. Statly is the third student to be identified, following Guadalupe Huapilla-Perez, a junior from Florida, and John Hao, a junior from China.

Huapilla-Perez’s spleen was removed and her lungs, colon, stomach and diaphragm were injured in the shooting, her sister wrote on the crowdfunding site Monday. 

Hao was also shot and paralyzed from the chest down, his roommate said. Another student, also from China, was injured in the attack but has not been publicly identified.

As of Wednesday, one student is in fair condition, three are in serious condition but stable, while one is still in critical condition, the Michigan State University Police announced Wednesday morning on Twitter

Killed in the attack were Arielle Anderson, 19, of Harper Woods, Brian Fraser, 20, of Grosse Pointe Park, and Alexandria Verner, 20 of Clawson.

Classes resumed Monday. Some students have said they are ready to be back in classes while others said they have several concerns about the university’s response to the shooting

Several hundred students have also attended rallies at the State Capitol calling for action on curbing gun violence. 

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