Published: Sat, March 03, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Two People Reportedly Killed In Central Michigan Univ. Shooting

Two People Reportedly Killed In Central Michigan Univ. Shooting

The two people killed were James Davis Sr and his wife, said Emanuel Chris Welch, an IL state lawmaker, in a post on Twitter.

The spokesman did not identify the people who died but said they were not students, staff or faculty at the university, calling the incident a family domestic issue.

Local and state authorities were assisting campus police in investigating the shooting and searching for the gunman.

Pleasant is reporting the suspect is James Eric Davis, Jr. They described him as a 5-foot-10 black male, approximately 19 years old and weighing about 135 pounds.

Earlier today, a shooting commenced in a residence building at Central Michigan University, which resulted in two fatalities as confirmed by local police.

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Mt. Pleasant police say they believe James Eric Davis, Jr.is in city limits.

The school posted an alert around 9:30 a.m. on its Facebook page about shots being fired at Campbell Hall. As the suspect remains at large, officials advise all in the area to remain inside, and if you see anything suspicious call 911. If residents see the individual, please call 911.

Campbell Hall is a student dorm, part of a four dorm complex at the university which has about 23,000 students in Mt.

Two people are confirmed dead and the gunmen is at large.

"It's scary thinking about how easy a shooter can come into a college campus anywhere - a classroom, a library. It is unknown what clothing he may be wearing now because we've located a number of articles of clothing along the railroad grade", said Klaus.

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The shooting happened on the eve of spring break.

Police also said they "made contact with" Davis on Thursday evening and took him to a hospital for what they believed was an overdose or bad reaction to drugs.

URGENT INFORMATION: There has been a report of a shooting on the campus of Central Michigan University.

Davis reportedly was released from McLaren-Central Michigan hospital just before 8 a.m. Friday, the Morning Sun News daily newspaper reports. Students on campus are instructed to take shelter, said Lt. Cameron Wassman of the Central Michigan Police Department.

The shooting comes as the nation is still reeling from the Valentine's Day massacre of 17 students at a Parkland, Florida, high school, which has reignited the contentious debate over gun control.

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