IUP Students Warned After Shooting Reported Near Campus

INDIANA, Pa. (KDKA) — Students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania were warned Thursday about a shooting that happened near campus.

Reports of the incident came in around 4 p.m.

The school’s Twitter account posted that state police have a suspect in custody.

The shooting took place about four and a half miles away from the university’s campus at the Westgate Apartments in White Township. A state police spokesperson reported that officers were searching for a suspect after reports of shots fired near the complex.

The Indiana County District Attorney told KDKA the suspect was upset his electricity was shut off and he fired a shot into the ceiling of an office at the apartment. He then went shopping at Walmart.

That’s where state police took him into custody. He was unarmed.

In the meantime, IUP officials warned students and staff that a man appearing to be in his 60s, was driving a sport utility vehicle in the area of the shooting.

“As always, all persons are encouraged to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings and practice good personal safety habits, including traveling on established paths that include the campus blue light phones, whenever possible,” the message read.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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