UPDATE: One Dead in Purdue University ShootingLafeyette, IN (ABC News) - One person died in a shooting today on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafeyette, Ind., and one person is in custody.
By: Colleen Curry, ABC News, ABC News
Lafeyette, IN (ABC News) - One person died in a shooting today on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafeyette, Ind., and one person is in custody.
Police said the victim was a male and they were trying to identify him.
Purdue campus police said the shooting occurred at the electrical engineering building Tuesday afternoon.
One person is in custody and the police are continuing to search the area, although they have finished clearing the engineering building, according to the university.
The shooting triggered a "shelter in place" text message alert for the rest of campus, the school told ABC News affiliate WRTV.
The shelter in place order was lifted around 1:30 p.m. The Electrical Engineering building remained closed.
Students told ABC News they were told to stay in place shortly after noon today, and have heard reports of injuries.
"I'm off campus but near the (electrical engineering) building. You can hear the emergency sirens and there have been 30 to 40 cop cars surrounding the EE building over the last 30 minutes," Daniel Hatfield said.
Hatfield said that police searched other buildings in addition to the engineering building. He said students and teachers are taking the lockdown "very seriously."
Kevin Brown said he was in lockdown at the business school, nearly three-quarters of a mile away from the engineering building and he has not yet been able to get in touch with friends in the engineering building.