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Report: 2 killed in shooting at Central Michigan; suspect at large

Report: 2 killed in shooting at Central Michigan; suspect at large
Posted at 9:53 AM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 05:45:51-05

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI (RNN) - Police responded Friday to shots fired on the campus of Central Michigan University. 

Michigan State Police said two people had been killed at Campbell Hall, a dormitory on campus, per the Detroit Free Press. Authorities have not yet made a public statement on the number and severity of injuries.

The university advised all students to seek shelter in a message via Twitter. A robocall also went out to people on the campus, telling them a suspect is on the loose.

The city of Mount Pleasant said the black male suspect was 19 years old and about 5-foot-9, wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie, although he may have taken off the sweatshirt. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Central Michigan University was established in 1892, and is one of the largest universities in the state. 

With more than 20,000 students on it’s campus and 7,000 enrolled online, the school is also one of the nation's 100 largest public universities. It is located about 55 miles west of Saginaw. 

Campbell Hall is located in the West Campus section of CMU and is part of a series of four connected dorm and classroom buildings. It contains four-person, single bedrooms and two bathroom suites, and are smoke free, according to the school's website.

This incident comes a little more than two weeks after a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 style weapon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Seventeen people were killed and fourteen were injured.

Students who survived the mass shooting have forced the gun control debate back into the the national spotlight, and are organizing a march later this month.

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