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Purdue: 'No ongoing threat' following unconfirmed shooting report

One day after a deadly shooting on the campus of Purdue University, police investigated a report of shots fired in a nearby apartment building.  

By StaffAssociated Press / January 22, 2014

A police officer walks out of the Electrical Engineering Building at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. where a gunman killed one person, Tuesday. Police were unable to locate a problem following reports of a shooting near Purdue's campus on Wednesday.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.

Purdue University says there's no threat to its main campus after police investigated a report of a shooting at an apartment complex one day after a student was shot dead in a classroom.

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A text message sent shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday told students and staff there was a report of shots fired in the area of an apartment building at Purdue Village, which houses students with families.

A follow-up alert sent a short time later said campus police went "door to door reference shots fired. Unable to locate any problem. No ongoing threat to campus."

A shooting in a classroom Tuesday killed 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis. The suspect, 23-year-old Cody Cousins, has an initial court appearance Thursday on a preliminary charge of murder.

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