Reports: 2 Shot Dead at Central Michigan University, Suspect on the Loose

March 2, 2018 Updated: March 2, 2018

At least two people were shot and killed at Central Michigan University on Friday morning, March 2, according to reports.

A gunman reportedly opened fire inside a dorm building, police told Fox News.

Mount Pleasant Police told Fox News they’re searching for a black man considered “armed and dangerous.”

“We don’t know where he is,” police added.

They confirmed to the news outlet that two were killed.

“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,” according to the City of Mount Pleasant in a tweet.

Local media outlets identified the suspect as James Eric Davis, Jr.

Gov. Rick Snyder said he’s being updated on the situation.

“I am in constant contact with @MichStatePolice as they work w/local law enforcement to determine what has occurred at Central Michigan University. The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action,” he wrote on Twitter.

About 23,000 people attend Central Michigan University.

 

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