1 Killed In Purdue University Shooting

By: CBS/AP
By: CBS/AP
Officials at Purdue University in Indiana say one person was killed in a shooting at a campus classroom building.

Credit: CBS affiliate WLFI

A spokesman for Purdue University tells CBS News one person has been taken into custody in connection with a shooting reported on the school's campus in West Lafayette, Ind. Tuesday.

The suspect reportedly surrendered.

Purdue University Provost Tim Sands says one person was killed in campus shooting. Sands says he didn't immediately know the identity of the person killed or the person's connection to the university.

A shelter-in-place order was lifted around 1:40 p.m. EST, and university officials tweeted that there was "no ongoing threat" to the campus.

The incident was first reported just before 12:30 p.m. via a tweet from the university's Twitter account, which read, “Shooting reported on campus. Bldg Electrical Engineering; Avoid area; Shelter in place."

The university tweeted shortly after 12:30 p.m. that the building had been cleared by police and authorities were continuing to search the area.

The electrical engineering building remained closed shortly before 2 p.m., according to the university's Twitter account.


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