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Police are looking for a gunman who killed two people in a shooting Friday morning on the campus of Central Michigan University.

University police said the victims were shot at Campbell Hall, a co-ed dormitory. "The deceased are not students and police believe the situation started from a domestic situation," the university tweeted. It said there are no additional injuries.

The campus is on lockdown as the suspect is still at large, and is considered armed and dangerous. The university identified James Eric Davis, Jr., a black male approximately 19 years old, as the person of interest.

Another day in America, another school shooting. Meanwhile, @NRA lobbyists are visiting the President in the Oval Office to make sure our government prioritizes gun manufacturers’ profits over people’s lives.

Central Michigan University https://t.co/GPw6V8p4S5

— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 2, 2018

The university is located in Mount Pleasant, a town of about 26,000 people about an hour north of Lansing.

All of Isabella County's schools are also on lockdown, according to the Mount Pleasant Morning Sun, which reports that state police have sent a tactical team and a helicopter to look for the suspect.

Police helicopter flying over campus right now. This is unbelievable. When is this going to end. #CentralMichiganUniversity

— Shawn Bednard (@CallMeBednard) March 2, 2018

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder tweeted that he is in contact with state police as they learn more about the incident. "The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action," he wrote.

I am in constant contact with @MichStatePolice as they work w/local law enforcement to determine what has occurred at Central Michigan University. The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action.

— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) March 2, 2018

This is a developing story.

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