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Early versions of Michigan's first school safety reforms since the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting are steering toward campus security and away from gun laws. The Senate last week unanimously approved an extra $18.6 million for school safety initiatives this fiscal year. 

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A 19-year-old student accused of killing his parents at Central Michigan University has been transferred to jail from a hospital.

Records show that James Davis Jr. was moved to the Isabella County jail on Wednesday. He heard the murder charges against him while in a hospital bed this week.

Authorities say Davis Jr. shot his parents, James and Diva Davis, of Plainfield, Illinois, in his dorm room last Friday.

Gov. Rick Snyder says his administration is studying "best practices" across the U.S. to combat gun violence in the wake of shootings at a Florida high school and at Central Michigan University. The Republican governor hopes to make a proposal "relatively soon." He reiterates his support for "red flag" legislation that would let law enforcement or family members go to court to seek the removal of guns from dangerous people, "as long as it's done with due process." 

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UPDATE: Police are asking for the public's help as they search for a 19-year-old man suspected of killing two people at Central Michigan University.

Central Michigan University 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.

Campus is on lockdown as the suspect is still at large.

CMU police are working closely with local and state police.

Police say a 4-year-old boy has died after being wounded in a shooting that killed his estranged parents in southwestern Michigan. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Assistant Chief Vernon Coakley said the shooting Thursday morning outside a home killed Julina G. Gibson and Nicholas A. Mitchell and left the child in critical condition.

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Police say three people have been shot, including two fatally, at a home in southwestern Michigan following what was described as a family disturbance. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says the person believed responsible for the early Thursday shooting of a child and two adults has been accounted for and there's no danger to the public. 

One of those shot may have been the one who fired the shots. Deputy Chief Karianne Thomas confirmed to the Kalamazoo Gazette that two people died, but didn't specify whether the child was among them.

A 21-year-man faces charges including careless discharge of a weapon in a shooting that wounded a 15-year-old girl outside a Michigan school. Police say the girl was in a SUV with her parents and Kahlil Jamal Withers-Fleming about 4:30 p.m. Friday when a shot was fired inside the vehicle, which was parked in a lot at Pattengill Academy in Lansing. 

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A 21-year-man was being sought as a person of interest in the shooting of a 15-year-old girl outside a Lansing school. Police say the girl was in a SUV with her parents and a 21-year-old man about 4:30 p.m. Friday when a shot was fired inside the vehicle which was parked in a lot at Pattengill Academy. The girl was listed Friday night in stable condition. 

A man has been shot in the chest by police executing search warrants in western Michigan. Grand Rapids police say the man was shot about 4 a.m. Sunday as members of the Kent County sheriff's office were trying to arrest him and another person at an apartment complex.

He was in critical condition at a hospital. The drug investigation involved a task force that included the sheriff's office and other police agencies. The task force made several arrests. No officers were injured. Grand Rapids police are investigating the shooting.

A man has been sentenced to 28 to 90 years in prison for a shooting at a Grand Rapids party that killed one person and injured eight others. Twenty-one-year-old Jokari Lowery learned his sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to second-degree murder for killing 21-year-old Juwan Boykin on Oct. 9. 

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