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Shooting Reported On Purdue University Campus

January 21, 2014, 12:19 PM
Updated: January 21, 2014, 2:15 PM

Shooting Reported On Purdue University Campus
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -

Officials at Purdue University in Indiana say one person was killed in a shooting at a campus classroom building.

Purdue Provost Tim Sands says he didn't immediately know the identity of the person killed or the person's connection to the university.

Campus police chief John Cox says the suspect is in custody after surrendering outside the Electrical Engineering Building following the shooting about noon Tuesday.

Cox says the person appeared to have targeted the victim.

1:01 p.m.: Officials at Purdue University in Indiana say there is no ongoing threat on campus after a shooting was reported in a classroom building.

A Twitter post from the university says people may resume normal activities on the campus.

Purdue spokesman Greg McClure says police haven't released information about possible injuries. The report of shots fired came in around noon Tuesday at the electrical engineering building on the school's campus in West Lafayette.

McClure says police have a person in custody but no details are available.

Television footage shows several law enforcement vehicles around the building on the campus about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

12: 19 p.m.: Police have a person in custody following a reported shooting at Purdue University in Indiana.

A Twitter post from the university says the shooting happened Tuesday at the electrical engineering building on the school's campus in West Lafayette, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

Further posts say police have a person in custody, though no details have been released. The university says it told people to take shelter and has cleared the building.

A spokesman couldn't immediately be reached. About 40,000 students attend the school.

Television footage shows a fire truck and several law enforcement vehicles around the building, which is across from the building housing President Mitch Daniels' office.

Purdue employee Chris Adam says the university sent a text alert telling those on campus to take shelter.

Tweets from Purdue University as of 12:40 p.m.

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