Two people have been shot dead on the campus of a university in the US state of Michigan, setting off a manhunt for the suspected shooter. Central Michigan University tweeted on Friday that the dead were not students and “police believe the situation started from a domestic situation.”
There were no additional injuries and the suspect remains at large. “Two individuals were fatally shot at Campbell Hall on campus this morning. The deceased are not students and police believe the situation started from a domestic situation,” the university said in a statement.
“Campus is on lockdown as the suspect is still at large,” the university said, and identified the suspect as James Eric Davis, “a black male, approximately 19 years of age.”
Police were searching the campus and surrounding areas in order to find the suspected shooter.
More than 30,000 people die every year due to gun violence in the United States where the firearms industry is selling millions of guns annually.
In 2016, the arms industry sold a record 27 million guns, and about the same number of firearms was sold to Americans in the following year. The industry is making billions but American civilians are paying the price for it by losing their sons and daughters to shootings which are becoming a daily occurrence now.