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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"They've been walking down the train tracks".
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.
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Temperature lows for Sunday will settle in the high 30s in some sections of the state but will mostly remain in the 40s. Heading into today , the average monthly temperature was more than 4 degrees above-normal, data showed.
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That being said, regardless of any severe weather threat, winds will be gusty all day long, exceeding 35 miles per hour at times. After the cold start, temperatures will slowly rebound into the mid 40s under sunny skies, average for this time of year.