FoxNews.com - (3/2/18)
Two people were fatally shot when a gunman opened fire inside a Michigan university building early Friday morning, police said.
Police said James Eric Davis, Jr., 19, opened fire inside Campbell Hall at Central Michigan University around 8:30 a.m., in what officials described as “a family-type domestic issue.” They said Davis was still at large and considered “armed and dangerous.”
The two people killed were not students at the university.
Officials described Davis as being approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall. He is wearing yellow-colored jeans, a blue hoodie with a weapon tucked in his belt.
Police said Davis was taken to a local hospital Thursday night with a drug related injury, but would not elaborate more. They said Davis did not appear to have a criminal record.
Central Michigan University went on lockdown after students and faculty were sent emergency alerts around 9 a.m. on Friday.
The university tweeted that a suspect was “still at large” and that students and faculty on campus should “take shelter.”
No additional information was available.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he has been in contact with local police 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 continued in a tweet.
Central Michigan has about 23,000 students. The campus is in Mount Pleasant, about 70 miles north of Lansing.