NORMAN, OK, January 22, 2014 – Less than 24 hours after yesterday’s shooting at Perdue University, the University of Oklahoma is alerting students and faculty via texts and their website to “ shelter in place” amid reports of shots being fired on the campus. Major Bruce Chan, campus police, has confirmed reports of shot being fired at or near Gould Lall on the campus.
The incident is reported to have happened at 12:20 eastern and classes were in session. Text alert has been sent to students and faculty.
Yesterday’s shooting at Perdue University, Wests Lafayette, Indiana, killed one person, identified as Andrew Boldt, 21-year-old senior from West Bend, Wisconsin. The suspect in the shooting, Cody Cousins, 23 years-old, seems to have targeted Boldt for reason unknown at this time.
“This appears to be an isolated and intentional act,” Purdue Police Chief John Cox said. “…The victim appeared to have been targeted by the suspect, and it was no more and no less than that.”
Previously this year, two students were shot On January 17 in the Delaware Valley Carter School gymnasium allegedly by 17 year-old Raisheem Rocheem. On January 14, at the Berrendo Middle School, Roswell, New Mexico, an 11 year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were shot by suspect Mason Campbell, a seventh grade student. A staff member received minor injuries .
January 13, in New Haven Connecticut, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the hand and leg outside of a Hillhouse High School basketball game.
At this time the situation seems to have been contained
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