Do photos of "Lynn Dee Walker" and others shared on social media show the gunman who killed three people and wounded five others at Michigan State University? No, that's not true: Authorities have identified the shooter as 43-year-old Anthony Dwayne McRae.
An example of such a claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) published February 13, 2023, the same day as the shooting. The post included three different photos; each purporting to show the suspected gunman or gunmen. The post's caption read:
Yeah this Krazyy Prayers go out to MSU
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Tue Feb 14 15:07:56 2023 UTC)
The post's first photo identified the shooter as "Lynn Dee Walker." The second showed what appeared to be three suspects walking down a sidewalk. The final image in the post identified the gunman as "Raymone Jordan."
All are false. Authorities have identified the shooter as 43-year-old Anthony Dwayne McRae:
UPDATE: The person who committed these homicides is 43-year-old Anthony Dwayne McRae. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. pic.twitter.com/XhneXfGUKg-- MSU Police and Public Safety (@msupolice) February 14, 2023
They say McRae killed three students and wounded five others before dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He is thought to be the lone suspect in the shooting.