Shots fired at Central Michigan University, 2 killed

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WION Web Team Delhi, India Mar 02, 2018, 03.03 PM (IST)

According to reports, shots have been fired at the Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, US. 

The university, located about 125 miles (200 km) northwest of Detroit, said two victims, who were not students, were fatally shot at Campbell Hall.

"Police believe the situation started from a domestic situation," the university said in a statement on Facebook. "Those planning to come to campus today to pick up students for spring break should stay off campus until further notice." 

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The shooting took place near the 4th floor of Campbell Hall, a co-ed residence building of the University and has at least two people killed. 

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According to a post on university's student newspaper's Twitter handle, the alleged shooter is still on the premises.

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The suspect, James Eric Davis, is believed to be a 19-year-old black male who is "approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall and is wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie," read a tweet posted by City of Mt. Pleasant. 

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Police in patrol cars and helicopters searched for the gunman around an area of apartments just north of the campus, according to video posted online by reporters on the scene.

The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said on Twitter it was sending special agents to assist.

"The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action," Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said on Twitter.

More updates are awaited. 

(With inputs from agencies)