Michigan, Mar 2: At least two people were killed after a gunman started firing inside the Central Michigan University building in the United States. The firing was reported at around 9 AM on Friday morning at Campbell Hall on campus. The students immediately rushed to take shelter, according to law enforcement and campus authorities. The armed suspect is still at large. Also Read - Police: Gun in campus shooting belonged to suspect's dad
The police said that the suspect is a 19-year-old man who is approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall. He is wearing yellow-colored jeans, a blue hoodie with a weapon tucked in his belt, the police added. Also Read - Police: 2 dead after shooting at Central Michigan University
“CMU police confirm two individuals were fatally shot at Campbell Hall on campus this morning. The deceased are not students and police believe the situation started from a domestic situation. There are no additional injuries; suspect is still at large,” Central Michigan University tweeted.
Mount Pleasant Police said that they are searching for a man who is considered “armed and dangerous”. “We don’t know where he is,” police added.
“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,” the university added.
The Campbell Hall is a dormitory consisting of suites for four students, a bedroom, and two bathrooms.
Teh Central Michigan University shooting comes nearly two weeks after at least 17 people were killed in a horrifying high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, at the hands of an expelled student.
The ex-student, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz – armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, smoke grenades, and multiple magazines – stormed inside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School premises and opened fire indiscriminately.
Cruz was taken into custody nearly two hours after the shooting was reported, authorities said. The gunman, the reports said, surrendered to the police without a struggle.