Shooting At Purdue University, One Dead, One Suspect In Custody

by
Owen Poindexter
Police are reporting a shooting at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The shooting is in Purdue’s Electrical Engineering building. One suspect is being held and police are sweeping the campus.

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Purdue University's Engineering Mall. A shooting was reported today inside the electrical engineering building.

UPDATE: Authorities have confirmed that one person has died in the Purdue shooting.

The suspect allegedly entered the room, shot the victim and left without attempting to harm anyone else.

For now, the suspect's name and other details have not been released.

Police are reporting a shooting at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The shooting is in Purdue’s Electrical Engineering building. One suspect is being held and police are sweeping the campus.

Purdue is reporting the following on Purdue.edu:

"A shooting has been reported in the electrical engineering building on Tuesday (Jan. 21) at Purdue  University. One person is in custody. Police have cleared the building and are continuing to search the area, and people should remain sheltered in place until further notice."

Justin Mack of the Lafayette Journal and Courier is tweeting out reports

Purdue students who were in the Electrical Engineering building spoke to reporters. The latest reports state that the police have cleared the entire Purdue campus except for that building.

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