Pence offers condolences in Purdue shooting

The Electrical Engineering building on campus at Purdue University. Police made a perimeter around the building on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
The Electrical Engineering building on campus at Purdue University. Police made a perimeter around the building on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has offered his condolences to the family of the person killed in a shooting at Purdue University and to students and faculty affected by the incident.

Pence praised campus police for apprehending the suspect and bringing Tuesday’s shooting incident to a “swift conclusion.”

“Today’s shooting at Purdue University is a tragedy, and our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of the victim and to everyone in the Purdue community. I commend the professionalism of the West Lafayette Police Department in apprehending the suspect and bringing the situation to a swift conclusion. The Indiana State Police are on the scene and will continue to assist local law enforcement with the ongoing investigation,” said Pence.

Purdue Provost Tim Sands says President Mitch Daniels was on a university trip to Colombia but had been in touch about the shooting.

He wasn’t sure whether Daniels would continue his trip as planned.

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