Two dead in shooting at MI college

Two people were fatally shot at Central Michigan University on Friday

School officials say police are responding to a report of shots fired at a residence hall at the university. Some things that get reported by the media may later turn out to be wrong.

(Image: AAP) James Eric Davis wanted by police. "Like an hour ago people came to our door, cops knocking, asking if we had seen him".

Williams said she never had a bad feeling about Trevon's roommate. The Central Michigan University Police Department has identified the victims in the campus shooting as James Eric Davis, Sr., and Diva Jeneen Davis, the suspect's father and mother.

The two victims were James Davis Sr. and Diva Davis, both 47, university officials said on Twitter.

After the shooting, Davis ran north away from the apartment buildings.

The Mount Pleasant police and Isabella County Sheriff's Department are assisting university police, officials said.

CMU Police Lieutenant Larry Klaus said the campus was "on active lockdown and students are sheltering in place".

University spokeswoman Heather Smith says 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr. also faces a felony weapons charge. He is wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie.

He's considered armed and risky, and should not be approached. More than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms, had searched neighborhoods near Central Michigan University following the shooting.

Davis Jr. was spotted on campus surveillance cameras fleeing the area of Campbell Hall. Police say his parents had just picked him up from the hospital, where he was taken the day before for suspected drug abuse.

Police said they had contact with the student late on Thursday night and took him to a local hospital, where he was turned over to the medical staff for what police believe may have been a drug-related issue.

Central Michigan is located about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing.

The school released the information on its Facebook page around 9:30 a.m.

"They've been walking down the train tracks".

"We were all just like confused as to why he did what he did", said Shelby Thompson, a CMU student.

Bailey said he started calling and texting everyone he knows living by Campbell Hall to make sure they were OK. The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action.

Bailey said the university did have him go through fire drills during the first couple of weeks of class. Nobody else was injured besides the two people who died. "Keep a low profile and don't be walking around outside and causing scenes", he said. "He said he heard 5 shots".