Shooting reported on Purdue University campus
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:53:59 GMT —
Police have a person in custody following a reported shooting at Purdue University that killed one.
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.
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.A spokesman couldn't immediately be reached. About 40,000 students attend the school.
Television footage showed 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 told WRTV that the university sent a text alert telling those on campus to take shelter.