A male suspect was taken into custody Tuesday after a man was shot and killed on the campus of Purdue University.
The shooting happened Tuesday morning in the Electrical Engineering Building. Purdue punter Cody Webster was in class nearby and tweeted this picture after the suspect was in police custody outside the building.
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Neither the victim, nor the suspect has been identified. The Purdue Exponent reported the victim was a teaching assistant.
At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Purdue officials said there was no remaining threat to campus and classes had resumed for the rest of the day except at the EE Building, which was still closed. Purdue Police Chief John Cox said the victim was targeted in the shooting.
After the shooting was first reported, a shelter-in-place warning was given to all on campus via the university's text-alert messaging system. The warning was lifted at 1:30 p.m.
According to the Lafayette Journal and Courier, two witnesses said they heard what sounded like two shots in the EE Building and saw "someone who possibly had blood on his or her hands."
A candlelight vigil is scheduled at Purdue for 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Webster, a senior, averaged 43.5 yards per punt in 2013.
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