Western Illinois University Student Shot In Macomb Residence Hall

Classes are cancelled Wednesday at Western Illinois University in Moline and Macomb after a shooting last night in one of the residence halls in Macomb.

The university said on Facebook that the suspect, 18-year-old Kavion Poplous, is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. They believe the shooting was a dispute between roommates.

The university says the shooting happened in Thompson Hall around 10:40 p.m. At the same time, a fire alarm was pulled and the building was evacuated. The condition of the student who was shot isn't known.

Just after 5 a.m. university officials said both campuses will be closed Wednesday. All buildings, including residence halls, will be locked.

Counseling and support services are available to students, faculty, and staff. The university says anyone needing service can call 309- 298-2453. Counselors will be working with students in the halls.

Officials ask anyone with information to contact 911 immediately.

(Photo from Western Illinois University)

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