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Two victims have been named in Friday’s tragic shooting at Central Michigan University.

UPDATED 3/2/18 9:33 PM EST

We have learned that James Eric Davis Jr is suspected of fatally shooting his mother and father.

According to NBC News, the 19-year-old suspect shot and killed his parents, James Eric Davis Sr. and Diva Jeneen Davis. They had been returning to his dorm after a hospital visit when the young man took his father’s gun and began shooting around 8:30 a.m.

The suspect’s parents had originally gone to campus to pick him up for Spring Break. Davis Sr. was a police officer in the Chicago area. He and his wife were remembered by a local politician, putting at least one face to this tragic episode.

It’s unclear what sparked the deadly altercation, but campus police officer, Lt. Larry Klaus, told NBC News that the shooter had been in contact with campus police for a drug-related incident.

As of press time, there was no word on whether the suspected shooter has been caught.


ORIGINAL STORY, posted 3/2/18 2:37 pm

According to Michigan State Police, Central Michigan University was on lockdown this morning after two people were fatally shot while police were hunting for an “armed and dangerous” gunman. More details have emerged, but here is what we know so far.

The shooter is reportedly a 19-year-old Black man, according to early reports. See below:

The shooter’s name is reportedly James Eric Davis, Jr.:

Sadly, the two who were shot have died and the incident started because of a “domestic” dispute. They were not students.

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As gun control advocate Shannon Watts pointed out, this is the fourth reported shooting since Parkland, Florida on February 14.

Currently, it is not known what type of weapon the shooter used and if it was legal. The guns laws in Michigan are a bit complicated. You have to be at least 18 years old to buy a pistol with a purchase license from a private seller. At 21, it is legal to buy firearms from a federally licensed (FFL) dealer. No purchase license is required to purchase a long gun (firearms that are more than 26 inches long) in Michigan. Also, assault weapons, like AR-15s, are legal in Michigan.

We will keep you updated as more info surfaces.

Our condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy.

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Everything We Know About The Shooting At Central Michigan University [UPDATED]  was originally published on newsone.com

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