Police confirm 2 fatalities from Central Michigan University shooting

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MT. PLEASANT (WJRT) - (03-02-18) - Police are confirming two people have died after a shooting on the campus of Central Michigan University.

Police say shots were fired on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall around 9:30 a.m.

CMU officials said the victims are not students at the university and police believe the situation started with some kind of domestic situation.

No other injuries were reported beyond the two people who died.

CMU police are looking for a person of interest named James Eric Davis Jr. He is a 19-year-old black male who is approximately 5-foot-10 and 135 pounds. He is wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. He may have taken off the blue hoodie.

He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see the suspect, do not approach him and call 911 immediately.

Davis was last seen running north from the scene. Police were looking for him in the area of High Street in Mt. Pleasant.

All of the dorms and classrooms, as well as Mt. Pleasant Public Schools, were put on lockdown. Police say students should take shelter and call 911 if they see something suspicious.

Anyone planning to come to campus on Friday to pick up students for spring break should avoid the area. CMU officials were directing people to go to the Comfort Inn at 2424 S. Mission St., where staff members will support families.

The Central Michigan University Police Department is leading the investigation. The Michigan State Police Mt. Pleasant Post and Mt. Pleasant Department of Public Safety are assisting.

State police were sending a helicopter, K-9 teams and tactical support personnel to the scene.

Gov. Rick Snyder said he has been briefed on the situation and was receiving updates from the Michigan State Police.

"The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action," Snyder said.

Friday was a light day on campus with the start of spring break. Many parents were coming to campus to pick up students and few classes were being held.

Campbell Hall is part of the Towers student residential living development off Broomfield Road on the west side of campus.

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