Search Continues at CMU for Gunman in Fatal Shootings


Central Michigan has postponed its Friday night men's basketball game against Western Michigan after police confirmed a shooting on campus.

The 19-year-old suspected of fatally shooting his parents on Central Michigan University's campus Friday has been taken into police custody, according to Central Michigan University's emergency communications site.

More than 100 officers were searching for Davis, who was considered "armed and dangerous" per a tweet from the city of Mt.

"At that time he was wearing a dark hoodie".

Mount Pleasant is full of law enforcement officers working together to try and catch the shooting suspect. Police have said he was hospitalized on Thursday night for a "drug-related health problem" which was, "possibly an overdose".

The state of Michigan allows for the concealed carrying of a handgun with a permit, but Central Michigan University does not allow guns on campus.

Police say Friday morning's shooting at Campbell Hall happened when parents were arriving to pick up students for the beginning of a week-long spring break.

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The school posted an alert around 9:30 a.m. on its Facebook page about shots being fired at Campbell Hall.

While the manhunt continues, students and staff are being evacuated from the campus in a "slow and methodical manner", said CMU Police Chief Lawrence Klaus, adding that buses are being used to transport them to parking lots or to the nearby Comfort Inn to be reunited with parents.

Mt. Pleasant was on edge all day as some stores closed, offices locked their doors, workers were told to stay away from windows and investigators searched railroad beds, sheds, ditches, empty buildings and knocked on doors of homes, offices and businesses. Local police were assisting campus authorities. Police suspect they were killed by their son James Davis Jr., a student at Central Michigan. More than 20,000 students are at the Mount Pleasant campus.

"Campus is on lockdown as the suspect is still at large", the school said several hours after the incident occurred.

That is the thought being echoed as there has been another college shooting in the US.

All of Isabella County's schools were on lockdown, according to the Mount Pleasant Morning Sun, which reports that state police sent a tactical team and a helicopter to look for the suspect.

The city says the male suspect is considered armed and unsafe.