Two people were killed at a shooting at a Michigan university. Picture: Facebook
Two people were killed at a shooting at a Michigan university. Picture: Facebook

Two shot dead at US university

TWO people were fatally shot overnight at a US university, and the gunman remains at-large, according to reports.

The shooting happened at Central University Michigan, at a residence hall of the college in Mount Pleasant, The Detroit Free Press reported.

The university confirmed via Twitter that two people had been killed.

"CMU police confirm two individuals were fatally shot at Campbell Hall on campus this morning," they wrote. "The deceased are not students and police believe the situation started from a domestic situation. There are no additional injuries; suspect is still at large."

The university earlier warned on Twitter: "Suspect is still at large, police advise all to take shelter. If you see something suspicious call, 911."

"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".

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 Wednesday amid heavy security.

The Florida gunman, who had a history run-ins with police, used a semiautomatic 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 Mr Trump was opposed to gun control after meeting with him on Thursday.

- with the New York Post



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