Deadly shooting at Purdue University

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UPDATE: (CNN – 2:36 p.m.) Officials confirm a man was shot and killed on the Purdue campus. One man has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting. The identities of the victim and the shooter have yet to be released. Officials do not believe this was a random act.


UPDATE: (CNN) A spokeswoman from the school told Fox News that there is no other threat on campus and tweeted, “The EE building remains closed by police, other campus buildings are now open & the shelter in place order has been lifted.”

The Journal and Courier reported that a man was removed from the building with his hands behind his back. Two students told the paper that they might have heard two shots. A university spokesman couldn’t immediately be reached for details and whether anyone was wounded, but two students told the paper they saw someone who appeared to have blood on their hands.

One student locked inside a room on campus with 25 others told that they’re all “pretty nervous.”


(CNN) — A suspect was in custody after a reported shooting on the campus of Purdue University, posts on the school’s official Twitter account said Tuesday afternoon.

The posts asked people on campus to “shelter in place” after the shooting, which the university said happened at or near an electrical engineering building. Police were searching the area.

The university, in West Lafayette, Indiana, didn’t immediately release further details.

A Purdue student, Brad Glusvewski, told CNN that the university warned students of the reported shooting by text message around 12:20 p.m. ET. Glusvewski, 24, said he and about 15 other people were staying inside the on-campus building where they were when they heard the report.

The university had more than 30,000 undergraduate students last school year.

CNN’s Deanna Hackney and Shawn Nottingham contributed to this report.

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  • MyTakeOnIt

    We need a new category of news and a new section in newspapers called "Shootings". We can place all shooting-related stories in this section and remove them from the rest of the news.
    Proposed Sections/Categories:
    World News
    National News
    Local News

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