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UPDATE: Victims in Michigan shooting were police officer, wife

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -

Illinois authorities have confirmed that one of the two victims of the Central Michigan University shooting was a police officer.

Bellwood, Illinois, Mayor Andre Harvey says residents of the Chicago suburb are saddened by the death of James Davis Sr. and Diva Davis. Police suspect they were killed by their son James Davis Jr., a student at Central Michigan.

James Davis Sr. was a part-time police officer in Bellwood.

The shooting happened at a dormitory on a day when parents were picking up their children at Central Michigan for the start of a week-long spring break.
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Two people killed at Central Michigan University have been identified as the parents of a 19-year-old student who is being sought by police.

The university says the shooting victims are James Davis Sr. and Diva Davis. Records show they're from Plainfield, Illinois.

More than 100 officers are searching Mount Pleasant, Michigan, for James Eric Davis Jr. The shooting occurred Friday around 8:30 a.m. at Central Michigan's Campbell Hall, a dormitory. Police say he fled on foot.

The university is about 70 miles north of Lansing, Michigan's state capital.

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Police are asking for the public's help as they search for a 19-year-old man suspected of killing two people at Central Michigan University.

The shooting occurred in a residence hall Friday morning on the campus in Mount Pleasant. Police say neither victim was a student.

Lt. Larry Klaus says police are searching for James Eric Davis Jr. Klaus says surveillance footage shows the young man fled on foot. He's considered armed and dangerous.

Klaus says Davis was wearing a black hoodie but apparently has been shedding certain clothes since the shooting around 8:30 a.m. His photo was released to the public. Anyone who sees him is asked not to confront him, but to call 911.

Klaus says Davis was taken to a hospital Thursday night by campus police because of a drug-related health problem, possibly an overdose.

He didn't release the names of the victims.
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Parents trying to pick up students following a fatal shooting at Central Michigan University are being asked to stay off campus.

The school says parents are being told to go to a local hotel in Mount Pleasant where staff would assist them.

The university says the Friday morning shooting occurred at a campus residence hall and killed two people who weren't students. The school says police are searching for a 19-year-old suspect who's considered armed and dangerous. Students are being told to take shelter.

One student says she locked herself in her off-campus house that's about a 10-minute walk from the residence hall. She says it's "scary thinking about how easy a shooter can come into a college campus anywhere."

The shooting occurred on the last day of classes before spring break.

Students and staff in the Mount Pleasant school district were told not to leave several buildings. Visitors also weren't being allowed to enter.

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Police say two people who aren't students have been fatally shot at a residence hall at Central Michigan University.

The school says police believe the Friday morning shooting "started from a domestic situation." Investigators are searching for a 19-year-old suspect who is considered to be armed and dangerous.

The school is urging students to take shelter. It also says no other injuries have been reported.

The school posted an alert around 9:30 a.m. on its Facebook page about shots being fired at the campus residence hall. An automated phone message from the school also was sent to students. The shooting occurred on the last day of classes before spring break.

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School officials say police are responding to a report of shots fired at a residence hall at Central Michigan University.

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 city says the male suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

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

An automated phone message from the school also was sent to students Friday morning.

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

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