One person dead, man in custody after shooter with rifle reported at Purdue Univ.

By David Edwards
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 14:41 EDT
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Shooting at Purdue
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At least one person was in custody on Tuesday after reports of shots being fired at Purdue University in Indiana.

According to campus officials, the shooting occurred in the Electrical Engineering building and a shelter in place order was given at around 1:30 p.m.

Multiple tweets from Purdue students showed a light-skinned man with short hair carrying a rifle. An expert told Raw Story that the firearm appeared to be an AR-style rifle, but it was impossible to confirm if the images were authentic.

News crews captured video of a man being taken away in handcuffs. Another person was taken to a local hospital for medical attention, according to reports.

University officials had planned to provide more information at a 2:30 p.m. news conference.

Update (2:55 p.m. ET): Police confirmed that there was at least one male fatality. Purdue Police Chief John Cox said that the shooter appeared to have targeted the victim.

Watch this video from WTHR, broadcast Jan. 21, 2013.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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