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1 dead in Purdue University shooting

By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- One person was killed in a shooting on the campus of Purdue University Wednesday afternoon, school officials said.

Purdue Provost Tim Sands said they didn't immediately know the identity of the person killed or the person's connection to the school.

The shooting was reported around noon at the Electrical Engineering Buliding, officials said.

Campus police chief John Cox said a person was in custody after surrendering outside the building. Cox said the person appeared to have targeted the vicitm. The suspect's name was not released.

There were no other reports of injuries.

Purdue is located in West Lafayette, just more than an hour northwest of Indianapolis.

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Edgar Snyder

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