A Shooting at Purdue University Results in One Death, One Arrest


One person was taken into custody this afternoon after a shooting in the Electrical Engineering building on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette.

Police responded to the campus shortly after noon Eastern Time after a gunman shot and killed a person he was reportedly targeting.  The identity of the shooter or the victim has not been released.  There is no further threat on the campus.

Governor Mike Pence released this statement: “Today’s shooting at Purdue University is a tragedy, and our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of the victim and to everyone in the Purdue community. I commend the professionalism of the West Lafayette Police Department in apprehending the suspect and bringing the situation to a swift conclusion. The Indiana State Police are on the scene and will continue to assist local law enforcement with the ongoing investigation.”