BREAKING: Shooting at Central Michigan University – 2 DEAD – (LIVE VIDEO)


James Hylton

This is a developing story.

Two people have been shot at a dorm at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The suspect is still on the loose and police are searching for him. Video from local news coverage is included below.


UPDATE: 9:50 a.m. CST: The suspect has been identified as James Eric Davis, 19 years old. Police now say this was a domestic dispute and the two dead are the suspect’s parents.

10:45 a.m. – Reuters provides more details on the story.

At least two people were shot dead in what appeared to be a“domestic dispute” at a dormitory at Central Michigan University on Friday and police were hunting for the gunman, school officials said.

The university, located about 125 miles (200 km) northwest of Detroit, said two victims, who were not students, were fatally shot at the residence, which houses male and female students. It identified the suspect as 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr. The university said no others were injured by the gunfire.

“Police believe the situation started from a domestic situation,” the university said in a statement on Facebook.

Parents and others expected on campus on Friday to pick up students for spring break were told to stay away while the suspect was at large.

State police officials did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment.

Davis was considered“armed and dangerous,” according to the city of Mount Pleasant’s Twitter account. Campus police were investigating the incident along with local and state police, according to university officials.

Police in patrol cars and helicopters searched for the gunman around an area of apartments just north of the campus, according to video posted online by reporters on the scene.

The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said on Twitter it was sending special agents to assist.

“The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action,” Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said on Twitter.

ORIGINAL STORY: The shooting occurred on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall, a dorm located on the campus.

Police tweeted out a description of the suspect. “The suspect is a 19-year-old black male who is approx. 5 foot 9 inches tall. He is wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. He may have taken off the blue hoodie. He is considered armed & dangerous. If you see the suspect, do not approach him. Call 911,” the tweet said.

The Associated Press has more.

School officials say police are responding to a report of shots fired at a residence hall at Central Michigan University.

The university said Friday morning that the report concerns Campbell Hall on its campus in Mount Pleasant. The university says the suspect is still at large, and police are urging students to take shelter.

The city says the male suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

The school released the information on its Facebook page around 9:30 a.m. An automated phone message from the school also was sent to students Friday morning.

Central Michigan University has about 23,000 students in Mount Pleasant, which is about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing.

Here is the initial Facebook post from Central Michigan University warning students.

There has been a report of shots fired at Campbell Hall on campus. Suspect is still at large, police advise all to take shelter. If you see something suspicious, call 911.

Posted by Central Michigan University on Friday, March 2, 2018

Here is live video (via Facebook) from WSVN. Once the live video ends, it will be replayable.

BREAKING: 2 shot and killed at Central Michigan University dorm in Mount Pleasant; suspect at large http://bit.ly/2F6ngtv

Posted by WDIV Local 4 / ClickOnDetroit on Friday, March 2, 2018

This story will be updated as details warrant.

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