The sprawling Central Michigan University campus was on lockdown Friday after two people were killed and police were hunting for an “armed and dangerous” gunman, university police confirmed.
Neither of the victims found dead at Campbell Hall were students and police identified the “person of interest” as 19-year-old James Eric Davis.
Investigators believe a domestic dispute may have sparked the fatal attack, police said.
The shooting was reported around 8:30 am CT (9:30 a.m. ET) on the fourth floor of the dorm, according to the city of Mount Pleasant, which issued a preliminary description of the suspect.
The CMU student government sent a tweet urging students to “stay inside and lock your doors.”
CMU has more than 20,000 students and is one of the biggest universities in the country. Mount Pleasant is about 155 miles northwest of Detroit.
The shooting comes as the nation is still reeling from the Valentine’s Day massacre of 17 students at a Parkland, Florida, high school, which has reignited the contentious debate over gun control.
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