One Dead, One In Custody After Shooting At Purdue University

UPDATE: Purdue Police have released the names of the suspect and victim in today's shooting. A suspect is in custody after a fatal shooting outside the Purdue University engineering building. The victim appears to have been targeted.

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UPDATE: Purdue Police have released the names of the suspect and victim in today's shooting.

Police informed the media that the victim in today's shooting was 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, a Purdue senior and teaching assistant.

The suspect in custody is Cody Cousins, 23.

Just after 12 p.m. local time, an alert went out for Purdue University in Indiana that an incident occurred in the campus's electrical engineering building and a lockdown was being put into effect.

Shooting reported on campus. Bldg Electrical Engineering; Avoid area; Shelter in place. Check http://t.co/vQnl8blHvd for updates

Purdue University@LifeAtPurdue

Shooting reported on campus. Bldg Electrical Engineering; Avoid area; Shelter in place. Check http://t.co/vQnl8blHvd for updates

12:19 PM - 21 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Being out in a room and locked down with other classmates we are now all on the ground in class

Ryan Keith Russell@RKRelentless

Being out in a room and locked down with other classmates we are now all on the ground in class

12:47 PM - 21 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

never would have dreamed something like this could have happened at my school.

Jessica Savieo@jsavvvv

never would have dreamed something like this could have happened at my school.

01:22 PM - 21 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

still locked down in my music theory class. not even in the room with all the pianos

yeezus@alexdotlee

still locked down in my music theory class. not even in the room with all the pianos

01:20 PM - 21 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

After securing the scene, Purdue opened all campus buildings except the engineering building where the shooting occurred. The investigation is ongoing.

Everyone in EE Bldg continue to shelter in place! All other areas of campus may resume normal op. Check http://t.co/n7vtqkhXdn for updates.

Purdue University@LifeAtPurdue

Everyone in EE Bldg continue to shelter in place! All other areas of campus may resume normal op. Check http://t.co/n7vtqkhXdn for updates.

01:38 PM - 21 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

UPDATE: Purdue is canceling classes for the rest of today and tomorrow, the school says.

Purdue is cancelling remaining classes today and all classes tomorrow in light of today's tragic shooting.

Purdue Krannert@PurdueKrannert

Purdue is cancelling remaining classes today and all classes tomorrow in light of today's tragic shooting.

04:08 PM - 21 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Provost Sands announced classes 1/21 and 1/22 are canceled "out of respect for the Purdue community and in light of today’s tragic event."

Purdue Technology@TechPurdue

Provost Sands announced classes 1/21 and 1/22 are canceled "out of respect for the Purdue community and in light of today’s tragic event."

04:12 PM - 21 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

UPDATE: Classes are suspended through Wed. (1/22), & students are being offered counseling in the wake of a fatal shooting at Purdue.

Purdue University@LifeAtPurdue

UPDATE: Classes are suspended through Wed. (1/22), & students are being offered counseling in the wake of a fatal shooting at Purdue.

04:15 PM - 21 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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