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1 Dead in Purdue University Shooting, Suspect in Custody

January 21, 2014  | 

Purdue Police Chief John Cox has confirmed one person is dead after a shooting on Purdue's campus Tuesday afternoon.

A male suspect was taken into custody after police said he went into the Electrical Engineering Building and shot a male he was targeting.

Students tell News 18 they heard "three loud bangs" and heard "people screaming." They said when police arrived, one officer pulled the fire alarm and told students to evacuate the building.

Chief Cox said they have the shooter in custody at Purdue University Police headquarters. During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Cox said the shooter was not being cooperative.

No names have been released.


Comments (5)

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gp cobb @ 1/21/2014 5:22 PM

Get a rope.

perry @ 1/21/2014 7:01 PM

gp cobb
I agree! On mainsteet! Enough is enough!!!!

chuck @ 1/21/2014 7:52 PM

But I thought this gun control was working. Where are the background checks. NOT

Michael @ 1/22/2014 6:54 AM

Background checks for firearms doesn't stop any dedicated person from acquiring a firearm. Drugs have been illegal for years, but a 9-year old child can fairly easily acquire whatever illegal substance he so desires. These shootings are tragedies, but we need to focus on the real problem. The person is the real problem, not the tool they use.

John @ IA retired @ 1/22/2014 8:25 AM

Another senseless tragedy. People are the problem, not the tool that is used. We kill 35,000 people each year on our highways. These deaths don't make national news. Parents need to take on the responsibility of raising their children, and teach them responsibility and how to properly resolve situations rather than getting a gun and going out in a blaze of glory.

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