Hundreds attend vigil for slain Purdue student

  • Associated Press
  • January 21, 2014 - 7:35 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hundreds of people have gathered on Purdue University's campus for a vigil remembering a student who was killed there.

Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis., was fatally shot Tuesday in the Electrical Engineering Building on the school's main campus in West Lafayette. Police have arrested another student, 23-year-old Cody Cousins, on a preliminary charge of murder.

Police say they believe Cousins targeted Boldt but are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels was traveling Tuesday but offered his prayers for Boldt's family in a statement read at the vigil.

Provost Tim Sands says he hoped the vigil would be the start of a healing process for the university.

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