At least two people were shot and killed after a lone gunman opened fire inside a dormitory at Central Michigan University Friday morning, with local police warning the suspected shooter was “still at large.”
According to Fox News, Central Michigan University Police confirmed the incident that occurred at approximately 9am inside Campbell Hall; no other injuries are reported at this time.
“CMU police confirm 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. There are no additional injuries; suspect is still at large,” the agency tweeted.
CMU police confirm 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. There are no additional injuries; suspect is still at large: https://t.co/AxvPn3N0s0
— Central Michigan U. (@CMUniversity) March 2, 2018
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has been in “constant contact” with the Michigan State Police; saying his number one priority is the “safety of those still on campus.
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
POLITICIZING A TRAGEDY: Liberal Senator BLAMES CONGRESS for Florida Shooting Within Minutes
Within minutes of a devastating mass shooting in Broward County, Florida that shook the nation, liberal Senator Chris Murphy openly blamed the tragedy on Congressional “inaction,” despite having little to no information on the incident, the shooter, or any details surrounding the event.
“This happens nowhere else other than the United States of America, this epidemic of mass slaughter, the scourge of school shooting after school shooting,” said Murphy on the Senate floor.
“It only happens here not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction,” he added. “We are responsible for a level of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else […] As a parent, it scares me to death that this body doesn’t take seriously the safety of my children.”
Murphy’s blame-game comes mere moments after police took the suspect in custody near the local high school where the shooting took place.
Local authorities have yet to release official details, but confirm there are multiple people dead and many injured.
AMERICAN HEROES: Florida Survivors Used BULLET PROOF SHEETS to Protect Fellow Students
Two survivors at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in southern Florida used “Kevlar sheets” from a Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps course to help shield their fellow students from a hail of gunfire; saving countless lives and untold injuries during the mass shooting.
The students spoke with Tampa’s Fox affiliate, discussing their plan to protect those around them when they began to “hear the pops” as 19-year old Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students at the local high school.
“I heard the pops, I heard the fire drill, and I knew there was a shooter,” said one student. “I looked at all the kids behind me, just looking at me frozen, and I yelled to them ‘Run back to the classroom, go back now!”
“In our JROTC program, we have a team that’s called marksmanship, so our backdrop for the targets that we shoot are actually kevlar sheets that we hang,” he added. “We put everybody behind them. That way they were all at least somewhat safe because the kevlar—it wouldn’t have stopped a bullet, but it would have slowed it down a lot so that the damage someone would have received from it, God forbid, would have been a lot less.”
Watch the heroes’ comments above.