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2 shot at Central Michigan University; suspect at large

2 shot at Central Michigan University; suspect at large”

Lt. Larry Klaus said surveillance video suggests he fled on foot after the 8:30 a.m. shooting at Campbell Hall. Suspect is still at large, police advise all to take shelter. James Eric Davis Sr. was a part-time officer with the Bellwood police department and has worked there for nearly 20 years.

Identified as the father of shooting suspect James Davis Jr., Davis Sr. was reportedly one of the victims along with Davis Jr.'s mother. "At that point he was released to the hospital staff", Klaus said. "It is unknown what clothing he may be wearing now because we have located a number of articles of clothing along the railroad grade".

Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida killed 17 and injured 50 during a shooting massacre in Florida. Many students had already left the campus for spring break or were preparing for final classes before the break.

"We ask that parents do not come to the university looking for their students", said Klaus.

Police said in a press conference at 4:00 p.m. that they have not had any sightings of Davis, nor have they received any reports of sightings. All public buildings and schools in Mount Pleasant were placed in lockdowns.

Police are investigating reports of shots fired at Campbell Hall dormitory at Central Michigan University.                       CNN
Police are investigating reports of shots fired at Campbell Hall dormitory at Central Michigan University. CNN

The 19-year-old suspect, James Davis Jr., fatally shot both of his parents, Mt. Pleasant this afternoon as police seek an active shooter on the Central Michigan University campus. They advised people to wait for officers before leaving the building.

The men's basketball game Friday between Central Michigan and Western Michigan University has been postponed, said Michael Alford, Central Michigan's athletics director.

Central Michigan University is in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a city about 85 miles from Grand Rapids and 155 miles from Detroit.

The site of shooting at Central Michigan University is seen, in Mount Pleasant, March 2, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. An automated phone message from the school also was sent to students Friday morning.

The shooting happened on the eve of spring break.

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