A fatal shooting took place at around midday today at Purdue University, leaving one person dead. The shooting took place in a basement classroom in the University’s electrical engineering department.
According to information from the police, the shooter seemed to specifically target the person he killed, quickly leaving the building after he allegedly shot him. Purdue University Police Chief John Cox said: “It’s just a tragic situation.”
Soon after the police arrived at the scene, they found the suspect who they took into custody without a fight. Due to the sensitive nature of the Purdue shooting, police have not released the identities of the shooter or the victim.
The electrical engineering building was closed by police as the building is officially a crime scene. The rest of the Purdue University campus returned to normal just a short time after the incident.
The Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, offered his condolences to the family of the Purdue shooting victim in a statement: “Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of the victim and to everyone in the Purdue community,” he said.
Unfortunately, it seems that gun crime at Universities across the United States is getting worse. There isn’t a day that goes by, it seems, without another tragic University campus or high school shooting.
On Monday night, a young student was shot and badly wounded at an athletic center at Widener University in Pennsylvania. And just last week two students were shot at a high school in Philadelphia, while another was shot at a high school in Georgia.
So what is the answer to the spate of shootings which is plaguing universities and high schools across America? Will more stringent gun laws put an end to it, or is the problem in education and economic background? Let us know what you think in the comments feed below.