Around 9:30 a.m. on March 2, shots rang out on the campus of Central Michigan University.
According to ABC 12, the isolated shooting resulted in two deaths and no other injuries. However, the campus and other surrounding schools are still on lockdown as the shooter is still at large.
Police have identified the suspect as 19-year-old CMU student James Eric Davis Jr. He reportedly shot both of his parents, who were there to pick him up for spring break.
The motive behind the shooting is not yet known. However, police revealed that authorities had been in contact with Davis Jr. the night before the shooting, according to WZZM.
Davis was taken to the McLaren-Mt. Pleasant hospital after “some kind of dangerous drug interaction and medical situation … possibly a drug overdose.”
He was later released from the hospital.
Following the shooting, Davis Jr. fled the scene. Security cameras spotted him running on nearby train tracks after exiting the north doors of the Campbell Hall portion of the Towers residence complex.
Authorities are currently spread out across the area searching for Davis Jr. He is described as a black male who stands approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 135 pounds.
He was wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. However, it was reported that he may have taken the blue hoodie off.
Anyone who believes they’ve spotted Davis Jr. is asked to not approach the suspect as he is “considered armed and dangerous.” Anyone with information is encouraged to call 911 immediately.
Other parents who have yet to pick their children up from the campus ahead of spring break are asked to avoid area until the lockdown has ended.