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Central Michigan shooting: University says 2 dead, suspect at large

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A Michigan college said police confirmed that two people were fatally shot on the campus of Central Michigan University on Friday morning. The two people were not students, the school said.

The university said a suspect was at large and police advised people in the area to take shelter.

A press conference was expected to be held on the shooting. Viewers can watch it in the player above.

Central Michigan U.?@CMUniversity

CMU police confirm two individuals were fatally shot at Campbell Hall on campus this morning. The deceased are not students and police believe the situation started from a domestic situation. There are no additional injuries; suspect is still at large: http://cmich.ly/2oKPfEb 

8:53 AM - Mar 2, 2018

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The school identified James Eric Davis Jr. as a person of interest in the shooting. The school said he was black, around 19 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches and 135 lbs.

Earlier, officials in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, where the college is located, said a suspect was wearing mustard-yellow jeans and a blue hooded sweatshirt and was considered armed and dangerous.

The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at the school urged people on Twitter to avoid Campbell Hall.

City of Mt. Pleasant@MtPleasantMI

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.

8:26 AM - Mar 2, 2018

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No other injuries were reported.

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A Michigan college urged people to avoid a building on campus Friday morning after receiving a report of shots fired. Central Michigan University said a suspect was at large and police advised people in the area to take shelter.

Central Michigan U.?@CMUniversity

There has been a report of shots fired at Campbell Hall on campus. Suspect is still at large, police advise all to take shelter. If you see something suspicious, call 911.

7:31 AM - Mar 2, 2018

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Two people were shot, emergency dispatchers confirmed to CBS affiliate WNEM-TV.   

Officials in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, where the campus is located, described the suspect on Twitter as a black male who was considered armed and dangerous.

City of Mt. Pleasant@MtPleasantMI

UPDATE: The suspect is a black male and considered armed and dangerous. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

7:35 AM - Mar 2, 2018

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The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at the school urged people on Twitter to avoid Campbell Hall.

CHSBS at CMU@cmuCHSBS

Please avoid Campbell Hall until we hear more information. We received an emergency alert of shots fired in Campbell Hall.

7:23 AM - Mar 2, 2018

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This is a developing story and will be updated.

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