One dead in intentional shooting at Purdue

One person was killed Tuesday at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., during a shooting in the Electrical Engineering Building.

According to USA Today, the shooting occurred around noon eastern time, and was on the northeast side of campus.

The gunman is now in custody, but no names are available. Reports say that there were two or three gunshots, resulting in the intentional death of a teaching assistant.

After the shooting concluded, the gunman turned himself into a West Lafayette police officer; he was unarmed.

CNN reported the campus was on lockdown until about 1:30 p.m., but now classes have resumed while investigation continues in the Electrical Engineering Building.

“Purdue Student Government (PSG) will be holding a candlelight vigil tonight at 8 p.m. on the steps of HOVDE hall,” the Purdue Exponent tweeted from their account on Tuesday.

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