MACOMB, Ill. (WAND) - A Western Illinois University student was shot Tuesday night by his roommate in Thompson Hall, according to University officials.
A University spokesperson told NBC affiliate WGEM that the Office of Public Safety was called to the dorm around 10:40 for a report of a shooting. When emergency personal arrived, a student, who has not been identified, was found shot. The student's condition is unknown. The suspect had already left the area when police arrived. It is unclear where in the building the shooting took place.
Students who live in Thompson Hall have been relocated to another building on campus, and University officials are working with them on housing. It is unclear when students will be allowed to return to their dorms.
Western Illinois University officials say counseling staff is being brought in for students. The university also canceled all classes on all campuses Wednesday.
Police have identified the suspect as freshman Kavion Poplous, 18. He is considered armed and dangerous. A search for the suspect is underway. Individuals with information should call 9-1-1 immediately.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated with new details as they become available.