Three people reported shot near EMU campus, gunman at large
Three people were reported shot on the eastern edge of the Eastern Michigan University campus on Friday night.
All three victims were transported to a local hospital with what were believed to be non life-threatening injuries, EMU spokesman Geoff Larcom said.
Ypsilanti police have identified the suspected shooter, but he remained at large at 9 p.m., Larcom said.
None of the shooting victims are students at EMU, nor is the suspected shooter, Larcom said.
The shooting occurred in a parking lot near EMU's Alexander music building at Jarvis and Lowell streets.
EMU issued an alert shortly before 8 p.m. about the shooting and urged people to stay away from the area while police investigate. A subsequent alert issued just after 9 p.m. said the area has been reopened.
According to the alerts, the suspect is a black male, wearing a white baggy shirt, blue jeans and red baseball cap. He has a scraggly beard and pierced ears.
EMU Acting Police Chief Bob Heighes said the incident is being handled by the Ypsilanti Police Department because it occurred off campus. He said he didn't have any more information than what was included in the alert sent out to students, faculty and others.
Central Dispatch, which handles 9-1-1 calls for Ypsilanti police, said no officers were available to provide additional information.