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Shooting At Purdue University Leaves One Dead And Gunman In Custody


One person is dead and a gunman in custody following a shooting Tuesday on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., according to police.

University police chief John Cox said the gunman walked into a room at the Electrical Engineering Department “with the intention of harming someone,” walked out and gave himself up to a West Lafayette police officer.

He was not armed and did not resist when he turned himself in.

The Purdue Exponent, the school newspaper, reports that the victim was a teaching assistant, but did not elaborate on its source or how the alleged shooting occurred.

The initial campus-wide lock down was partially lifted after about two hours, although police continued to search the engineering building.

Ben Snyder, a senior from Ft. Wayne, Ind., told the Journal & Courier. told the Journal and Courier he heard two shots followed by shouts of “get down, get down!” Snyder also said he saw at least one person being taken away in handcuffs by police and “a guy with blood on his hands.”

The newspaper said one male was brought outside the electrical engineering building with his hands behind his back.

Source: USA Today

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