2 people dead after shots fired at Central Michigan University

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MT. PLEASANT, Mich. — Authorities say two people have been fatally shot at Central Michigan University.

The incident was reported around 9 a.m., prompting an alert for students and staff at the university. According to the alert, there was a report of shots fired at Campbell Hall on campus. The suspect was still at large, the university said.

Michigan State Police told WXMI that two people had been killed. The university said the victims were not students; police believe the situation stemmed from a domestic dispute. Police are looking for 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr., a black male described as 5’10” and 135 pounds.

Students were advised to seek shelter and call 911 if they saw anything suspicious. Other area schools have been put on lockdown as a precaution, WXMI reported.

“Those planning to come to campus today to pick up students for spring break should stay off campus until further notice. Please go to the Comfort Inn, 2424 S. Mission St. University staff will be on site to support the families,” the university said

The university located in Mt. Pleasant has about 23,000 students. It’s located about 70 miles north of Lansing.