April 23, 2018

Central Michigan University Shooting Fast Facts: 2 Dead, Gunman at Large

03 March 2018, 05:01 | Marta Robbins

Authorities on scene of Campbell Hall at Central Michigan University on Friday

Authorities on scene of Campbell Hall at Central Michigan University on Friday

Central Michigan University confirmed two people were killed at the campus hall.

The university says the shooting victims are James Davis Sr. and Diva (DEE'-va) Davis. He remains at large.

Police did not confirm if Davis is a student of Central Michigan University.

Authorities were searching for James Eric Davis jnr.

CMU police are working with local and state police to find the suspect. As of this writing, the person of interest has not been found, and is considered armed and unsafe.

The message to "shelter in place" went out to students and faculty at about 8:00 a.m., CT. He was headed northbound, police said. Police have not yet said what led up to the shooting.

CMU police did have contact with Davis last night, he was in the hospital for a drug related incident but was released from the hospital.

"We had the campus on lockdown".

University officials announced at 3:00 p.m. (2000 GMT) that students were finally being escorted out of buildings by police.

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Davis had just been discharged from the hospital hours before the shooting.

Bailey said he started calling and texting everyone he knows living by Campbell Hall to make sure they were OK.

"Number one priority right now is safety", said Sherry Knight, associate vice-president of the university's communications. The school said university staff members would be there to support the families.

"We are aware of the ongoing shooting at Central Michigan University", officials tweeted. "Keep a low profile and don't be walking around outside and causing scenes", he said.

Davis is also said to be a sophomore, according to the CMU student directory.

"It was like this far away thing". After today's fatal shooting on campus, the game has been postponed. "They're like the automatic close", she said.

The college campus in the city of Mount Pleasant in central MI was on lockdown hours after the incident, as an expansive manhunt searched for the suspect.

Campbell Hall consists of suites.

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