2 fatally shot at Central Michigan University

  • 2 fatally shot at Central Michigan University

2 fatally shot at Central Michigan University

Michigan State Police confirmed two people have been shot, according to WILX 10.

Police in camouflage uniforms searched neighborhoods near Central Michigan University on Friday for a 19-year-old student suspected of fatally shooting his parents at a dormitory and then running from campus.

The victims at Central Michigan University were not students and the altercation sprang from a domestic dispute, said investigators. "There are no additional injuries; suspect is still at large".

The suspect has been identified as James Eric Davis, Jr.

Police continue to search for an armed and unsafe man.

The shots were said to have come from the fourth floor of Campbell Hall, which is a residence hall.

With more than 20,000 students on it's campus and 7,000 enrolled online, the school is also one of the nation's 100 largest public universities.

At this time, all university buildings, Mt.

Staff and students who were still on campus Friday were sheltering in place all over.

Faculty and staff on campus got emergency alerts about 9 a.m. that a shot had been fired in Campbell Hall. If residents see the individual, please call 911.

Campbell Hall is located in the West Campus section of CMU and is part of a series of four connected dorm and classroom buildings. CM Life, the university's student newspaper, says Davis is listed as a sophomore in the student registry.

"Right now, we do not know where he is", Klaus told reporters.

The incident was reported just after 9:00 a.m. Friday is the last day of classes before Spring Break.

"The university responded quickly", school spokeswoman Sherry Knight said at a press conference Friday.

Klaus said, though, police were in contact with the suspect last night, when they took him to the hospital for a drug-related incident.

"We are aware of the ongoing shooting at Central Michigan University", officials tweeted.

Klaus says Davis was wearing a black hoodie but apparently has been shedding certain clothes since the shooting around 8:30 a.m. The campus is in Mount Pleasant, about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing.

Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida killed 17 and injured 50 during a shooting massacre in Florida.