At Least 2 Dead, Gunman at Large After Shooting at Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI — At least two people were fatally shot Friday after a gunman opened fire at Campbell Hall dormitory at Central Michigan University, the school’s police said.

The suspect — described as a 19-year-old wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie — is still at large and considered armed and dangerous, and people are advised “to take shelter,” law enforcement and school officials said. The shooting happened on the dorm’s fourth floor.

The deceased are not students, and police said they believe the shootings stemmed from a domestic dispute.

Schools in Mount Pleasant, where the university is located, are in “secure mode” — meaning all interior doors are locked, blinds drawn and no one allowed to enter buildings, according to Jennifer Verleger, Mount Pleasant Public Schools superintendent

Officials at McLaren Central Michigan hospital said it’s also on lockdown.

The Mount Pleasant police and Isabella County Sheriff’s Department are assisting university police, officials said.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are en route to assist in the investigation, according to an ATF tweet.

The university, which has roughly 20,000 students, is about two hours northwest of Detroit.

The shooting — which comes more than two weeks after a rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead — is the 12th school shooting this year.

2 comments

  • Rusty Knyffe

    Excellent description – mustard yellow jeans.

    I’m sorry that people were killed at Michigan U – a relative’s alma mater. This episode is not related to the one that occurred in Florida, so stop trying to connect the two as some sort of epidemic.

    What about the suspect? Were they of a certain demographic? Were they mentally ill? Did they have a Restraining Order against them or a history of illegal/criminal behavior?

    This sounds like an act of revenge, not a rampage. Please. Ease up on the fear-mongering.

    • J (@ds18301)

      “..were they of a certain demographic?” What does that mean???The only demographic that matters is that he is a killer on the loose with a weapon (or more) in his possession that is/are engineered to kill people. Oh yeah, you’ll tell me that if he didn’t have a gun, he would have killed anyway them with a mop.

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