1 killed in Purdue University school shooting

CNN
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 1:34pm

One person was killed in Tuesday's shooting at an electrical engineering building at Purdue University, campus police Chief John Cox told reporters.

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.

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