March 2 (UPI) -- Authorities continued to hunt for a gunman Friday who shot two people dead at a dormitory on the campus of Central Michigan University.
The shooting occurred at Campbell Hall around 8:30 a.m. at the Mount Pleasant campus, which is about 150 miles northwest of Detroit.
CMU identified a person of interest in the shooting -- 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr.
Investigators believe Davis shot his mother and father at the dorm building when they arrived to collect him for spring break, The Detroit Free Press reported.
Police said Davis had visited a local hospital Thursday night for what they believe was a drug-related issue. Davis was released Friday morning.
The person of interest is James Eric Davis, Jr. He is a black male, approximately 19 years of age, 5'10" & 135 lbs. He was last see wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach the suspect. Call 911 immediately. pic.twitter.com/dCChxe1Tfr- City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018
Following the gunfire, the school advised students and staff to "take shelter" or avoid the area.
"MSP is committing aviation, canine and Emergency Support Team resources at this time," Michigan State Police said on Twitter. "The CMU police department is the lead agency investigating this incident."
With enrollment of about 20,000 students, Central Michigan University is one of the largest campuses in Michigan.