Purdue safety Andy Chelf shot near campus

Purdue safety <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/255347/" data-ylk="slk:Andy Chelf">Andy Chelf</a> was shot near campus Sunday. (AP)
Purdue safety Andy Chelf was shot near campus Sunday. (AP)

Purdue safety Andy Chelf was identified Monday as the victim of a shooting near the school’s campus, the Lafayette Journal & Courier reported.

Citing local police, the newspaper reported that the 20-year-old Chelf was found 3 a.m. Sunday with one gunshot wound in his torso and transported to a local hospital.

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Chelf appears to be recovering, per a tweet he sent out Sunday.

Police believe “there is a shooter,” according to the paper, but an arrest has not been made.

Purdue’s athletic department release a statement Monday:

“First and foremost, we are thankful that Andy is on the road to recovery, and we are appreciative of the hospital staff. Our Office of the Dean of Students, as it does in any such case, has been in touch with Andy and his family to offer its assistance. A number of our coaches and players spent Sunday at the hospital. We certainly will do whatever we can to assist the West Lafayette Police Department in its investigation of the incident.”

Chelf is entering his third year with the Boilermakers. The 6-foot, 195-pounder was a two-star recruit out of Southlake Carroll (Texas) High in 2015.

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