Police: 2 Shot Dead at Central Michigan University

School remains on lockdown with gunman still at large; officials say victims weren't students
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 2, 2018 10:48 AM CST
Police: 2 Shot Dead at Central Michigan University
Authorities stand on the campus of Central Michigan University during a search for a suspect in Mount Pleasant, Mich., on Friday after a shooting that left two dead.   (Lisa Yanick Litwiller/The Morning Sun via AP)

Two people were fatally shot at a residence hall at Central Michigan University on Friday, and investigators were searching for a 19-year-old suspect considered armed and dangerous, according to the school. Neither victim was a student at the university in Mount Pleasant, and police believe the shooting "started from a domestic situation," the university said. The school, which has about 23,000 students, was urging students to take shelter, per the AP. It also said no other deaths or injuries have been reported. USA Today notes the campus and most of Mount Pleasant are locked down.

The school posted an alert around 9:30am on its Facebook page about shots being fired at Campbell Hall on its campus in Mount Pleasant, which is about 70 miles north of Lansing. An automated phone message from the school also was sent to students. A later post on the school's Facebook page IDed James Eric Davis Jr. as being a "person of interest" in the case; Davis is described as a black male who's about 5-foot-10 and 135 pounds. The shooting occurred on the last day of classes before spring break. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives says its agents are on their way to the campus. (More school shooting stories.)

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