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Two Dead in Central Michigan University Shooting

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March 2, 2018
The site of shooting at Central Michigan University is seen, in Mount Pleasant, U.S., March 2, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. COURTESY of GRANT POLMANTEER /via REUTERS

Two people have died from a shooting that occurred on the Central Michigan University (CMU) campus on March 2.

According to police, the shooting occurred at Campbell Hall and stemmed from some sort “family-type domestic issue,” the specifics of which are not yet known to the public. The two victims were not students at the university and it’s not yet clear what their relation was to the shooter.

The campus itself was put on lockdown when the shooting occurred, with students being told to stay indoors and parents who were planning on picking up students for spring break to stay away from the campus.

On the evening of March 1, the alleged shooter was hospitalized over a drug issue, seemingly an overdose or an unfavorable reaction to the drug. He is 19 years old and was a student Central Michigan University. He fled the campus following the shooting and has yet to be found, although he is still believed to be in the city of Mt. Pleasant. He is armed with some sort of rifle.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) tweeted the following:

CMU is a gun-free zone, the latest to be afflicted by a shooting.

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