Tue January 21, 2014
Purdue student says roommate witnessed shooting in electrical engineering lab
An armed gunman entered the Electrical Engineering Building at Purdue University on Tuesday.
The University reports the suspect shot and killed one person. Police are speaking with students who witnessed the murder in the laboratory.
Evansville native Ben Clinnin is a junior in computer engineering at Purdue. Clinnin said his roommate is one of those witnesses, and his first thought when he heard the news was that his roommate was in the building.
WNIN’s Cass Herrington talked with Clinnin two hours after the shooting took place.
Purdue tweeted the announcement at 12:32pm.
A shooting has been reported in the electrical engineering building on January 21 at Purdue. 1 person is in custody. Part 1/2
— Purdue University (@LifeAtPurdue) January 21, 2014
Officials at Purdue University say there is no ongoing threat on campus, and police will hold a news conference with updated information at 6pm Tuesday.