1 killed, 2 hurt in shooting at Ohio State

Three Ohio State University employees were shot, one of them fatally, in an early Tuesday morning attack on campus, university police said.

The alleged shooter was in custody, said Ohio State University Police Chief Paul Denton.

No students were involved in the shooting, which occurred around 3:30 a.m. ET at the McCracken Power Plant building on West 17th Avenue near Ohio Stadium, Denton said.

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The two wounded victims were taken to a hospital; one was in critical condition, he added.

Denton did not release the names of anyone involved in the shooting nor a motive.

E-mail alerts were sent to students warning them about the shooting, the university said.

The shooting comes after the university issued e-mail alerts last week about two alleged sexual assaults and an attempted assault on campus, Ohio State‘s student newspaper reported.

The student newspaper, The Lantern, published an article Sunday saying that students were questioning the effectiveness of e-mail alerts designed to warn them after three serious crimes last week.

Students are allowed to choose if they want to receive the e-mail alerts. On the campus of 50,000-plus students, a little more than 2,600 people receive the e-mails, police told the student paper.

A university committee was scheduled to meet this week to determine if changes needed to be made to the notification system, The Lantern reported.

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