Another University Shooting

[Content Note: Guns; violence.]

One student is dead at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, after an unidentified gunman "shot and killed a person at [Purdue's] electrical engineering building Tuesday before surrendering to a police officer outside, the Indiana school's police chief told reporters." The shooter is under arrest, and is offering "little to no cooperation" at the moment, so his motives for the killing the male student are unknown.

My sincerest condolences to the victim's family, friends, and classmates.

I just don't even know what to say. There have been so many random shootings—two women dead in a grocery store, two different vehicles shot on the expressway, an armed robbery at a convenience store, which is probably not a comprehensive list—just in north and central Indiana in the past few days.

I am sad and scared and feel utterly impotent to do anything about it.

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