Police say two people have been killed in what they believe was a murder-suicide at a community college in Dearborn.

"The original call was about an assault and when officers were en route a second call came in about shots fired," said Dearborn Police Chief Gregg Brighton.

The campus was lockdown while officers set up a perimeter at the Mackenzie Fine Arts building and made their way to the south hallway when they heard another gunshot.

Police found the bodies of 20-year-old Asia McGowan of Ecorse, and 28-year-old Anthony Powell of Detroit. Officers say it looks like Powell used a shotgun to kill McGowan and then shot himself.

The two had at least one class together.


Earlier this week some students held a protest at Grand Rapids Community College supporting licensed concealed weapons permit holders the right to carry on college campuses.

Michigan law allows for guns to be brought onto campus, just not into classrooms or dorms. However, many schools, including GRCC, ban all weapons.

Almost a dozen states, including Michigan, currently have legislation pending that would allow guns on campus.