Two people were killed in a Central Michigan University shooting, WILX reports.
Mount Pleasant police are on the hunt for James Eric Davis, Jr., who opened fired in a campus hall on Friday morning, in what is described as a “family-type domestic issue," per FOX News. The victims were Davis' parents, according to the Detroit Free Press. Davis, 19, is a black sophomore student at the college.
University police have also confirmed Davis was admitted to the hospital Thursday night, for a possible drug overdose. He was released Friday morning.
The school is currently under lockdown.
"It was really scary. I just kept thinking things like that don't happen here," CMU Junior Alyssa Jawor told WILX in regards to the automatic call students received after the shooting occurred.
The City of Mt. Pleasant and CMU have posted live updates on their respective Twitter accounts.
The suspect in this morning's shooting at @CMUniversity is still at large. Please remember, if you see the suspect, do not approach him. He is considered armed and dangerous. Call 911 immediately. https://t.co/uFyrYGNJGT— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018
The person of interest is James Eric Davis, Jr. He is a black male, approximately 19 years of age, 5'10" & 135 lbs. He was last see wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach the suspect. Call 911 immediately. pic.twitter.com/dCChxe1Tfr— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018
UPDATE 10:23 a.m.: 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.— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018
UPDATE 10:18 a.m.: The suspect is a black male wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. He is considered armed and dangerous.— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018
⚠️Everyone please stay inside and lock your doors. Do not leave the building you are in or walk around campus ⚠️— CMU SGA (@CMUSGA) March 2, 2018
UPDATE: The suspect is a black male and considered armed and dangerous. More information will be shared as it becomes available.— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018
URGENT INFORMATION: There has been a report of a shooting on the campus of Central Michigan University. MPPD is assisting @cmupd with the situation. The shooter has not yet been apprehended. Please remain aware of your surroundings and call 911 to report suspicious activity— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder confirmed he was in "constant contact" with Michigan State Police.
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.— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) March 2, 2018
U.S. Senator Gary Peters noted he was "deeply saddened" by the events.
Deeply saddened to see another tragic incident of gun violence, this time in Michigan. I am heartbroken for the victims and praying for the safety of Mount Pleasant and @CMUniversity community as first responders work to apprehend the shooter.— Senator Gary Peters (@SenGaryPeters) March 2, 2018
We'll make further updates as they arise.