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UPDATE: Purdue University says 1 dead in campus shooting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- 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.


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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 tells The Associated Press that 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.


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