After more than two weeks of contentious talks among lawmakers, students, parents, and the American public on common sense gun law reform, another reminder of why these conversations are so necessary has occurred.
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.
— Central Michigan U. (@CMUniversity) March 2, 2018
Shots have been fired and the suspect has not yet been apprehended. Police are encouraging students, staff, and faculty to take cover and report any new details.
DEVELOPING: Police are responding to reports of shots fired on Central Michigan University's campus; authorities urging students and staff to remain clear of area https://t.co/e5ktDziHFM pic.twitter.com/uMT2jNJOSU
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 2, 2018
According to the Associated Press:
‘The university said Friday morning that the report concerns Campbell Hall on its campus in Mount Pleasant. The university says the suspect is still at large, and police are urging students to take shelter.
‘The city says the male suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
‘The school released the information on its Facebook page around 9:30 a.m. An automated phone message from the school also was sent to students Friday morning.
‘Central Michigan University has about 23,000 students in Mount Pleasant, which is about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing.’
School officials say police are responding to a report of shots fired at a residence hall at Central Michigan University. https://t.co/2OLjh4STRp
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 2, 2018
Central Michigan Univ. is advising people on campus to shelter in place as they search for a suspect as a security incident unfolds on campus.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 2, 2018
Details on this breaking story will be updated as more news is reported.
UPDATE 10:34 AM EST
Police have confirmed that two people were shot by the gunman, whose description has been made public in hopes of capturing and detaining him.
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.
— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018
UPDATE 10:44 AM EST
Local news is reporting that both victims shot by the suspect at Central Michigan University have died. The suspect has not yet been apprehended.
— Jason Rima (@KTTSJason) March 2, 2018