19-year-old opens fire inside Central Michigan University building, kills two

A gunman opened fire inside a Michigan university building early Friday morning, killing two people.

Police have identified the shooter as 19-year-old James Eric Davis, Jr. He reportedly opened fire inside Campbell Hall at Central Michigan University around 8:30 a.m., in what officials described as “a family-type domestic issue.”

They said Davis was still at large and considered “armed and dangerous.”

The two people killed were not students at the university. It was not immediately clear the relationship between Davis and the two victims.

Officials said described Davis as being approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall. He is wearing yellow-colored jeans, a blue hoodie with a weapon tucked in his belt.

Police said Davis was taken to a local hospital Thursday night with a drug related injury, but would not elaborate more. They said Davis did not appear to have a criminal record.

Fox News reports that Central Michigan University went on lockdown after students and faculty were sent emergency alerts around 9 a.m. on Friday.


Central Michigan has about 23,000 students. The campus is in Mount Pleasant, about 70 miles north of Lansing.


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