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Two dead in shooting at Central Michigan University

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Two people who weren't students were fatally shot at a Central Michigan University residence hall on Friday, prompting officials to put the campus on lockdown as police searched for a 19-year-old suspect described as armed and dangerous, officials said.   

Campus police believe the shooting "started from a domestic situation," the university said in a statement. No other injuries were immediately reported. The university, which has about 23,000 students, urged students to take shelter.   

The school posted an alert around 9:30 a.m. on social media about shots being fired at Campbell Hall, a dorm on the campus in Mount Pleasant, which is about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing. An automated phone message from the school also was sent to students.   

The shooting occurred on the last day of classes before spring break. Parents who were trying to pick up students were told to stay off campus and go to a local hotel where staff would assist them.   

Halie Byron, 20, said she locked herself in her off-campus house, about a 10-minute walk from Campbell Hall. She had planned to run errands before traveling home to the Detroit area.   

"It's scary thinking about how easy a shooter can come into a college campus anywhere - a classroom, a library. There's so much easy access," Byron said.

In the surrounding community, students and staff in the Mount Pleasant school district were told not to leave nine buildings. Visitors also weren't being allowed to enter.

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(10:15 a.m.) Officials at Central Michigan University say police are responding to a report of shots fired at a residence hall there.

The university said Friday morning that the report concerns Campbell Hall on its campus in Mount Pleasant. The university says the suspect is still at large, and police are urging students to take shelter.   

The male suspect is considered armed and dangerous. He is described as  a black male in yellow jeans and a blue hoodie, according to the City of Mt. Pleasant, where CMU is located. 

Michigan State Police said two people were shot, NBC affiliate WOOD reported, citing a local newspaper. University officials hadn't confirmed that information.

The school released the information on its Facebook page around 9:30 a.m. 

Central Michigan University has about 23,000 students in Mount Pleasant, which is about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing.

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