Shots reportedly fired at US university, 2 dead

2018-03-02 17:45


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Michigan - Shots have reportedly been fired on campus at a university in the US state of Michigan and the suspect is still at large, the school said on Friday.

The university confirmed on their Facebook page that two people, who are not students, were fatally shot and no other other injuries have been reported. It said police believe the situation started from a domestic situation.

"There has been a report of shots fired at Campbell Hall on campus. Suspect is still at large, police advise all to take shelter," Central Michigan University said in an alert on its website and on Twitter.

The City of Mount Pleasant, where the campus is located, said the suspect was a black male and considered "armed and dangerous". He is approximately 19 years of age, 5'10" and 135 lbs the university said.

The campus was on lockdown, classes cancelled, and students were told to shelter in place, according to US media reports.

The shooting took place on the fourth floor of a campus dormitory, according to WDIV television.

The incident came two weeks after 17 people were shot dead at a Florida high school, sparking a renewed debate over pervasive gun violence.

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland have made powerful appeals for change to permissive US gun laws in the wake of the shooting. They returned to campus on Wednesday amid heavy security.

The Florida gunman, who had a history run-ins with law enforcement, used a semi-automatic assault rifle in the shooting.

President Donald Trump had called for training and arming some teachers, tougher background checks and a potential increase to the minimum age for rifle purchases.

But the powerful National Rifle Association gun lobby said that Trump was opposed to gun control after meeting with him on Thursday.

Read more on:    us  |  us shootings

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.