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Purdue remembers student killed in shooting

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Shooting victim, Andrew Boldt, 21. (Source: WTHR) Shooting victim, Andrew Boldt, 21. (Source: WTHR)
Cody M. Cousins, 23. (Source: WTHR) Cody M. Cousins, 23. (Source: WTHR)
Photo sent to 14 News by Purdue student, Stephanie Marx, of Cousins being taken into custody by authorities. Photo sent to 14 News by Purdue student, Stephanie Marx, of Cousins being taken into custody by authorities.
Purdue students gather in memory of Boldt, who was killed in Tuesday's shooting. Purdue students gather in memory of Boldt, who was killed in Tuesday's shooting.

Purdue University remembers a student and teaching assistant who was gunned down in class on Tuesday.

Hundreds came together, lighting candles on what was a very dark day on the campus of the university. Some of them students from the Tri-state who were on campus at the time of the shooting. 

The shooting took place just after noon outside of the Electrical Engineering Building.  

Authorities say 23-year-old Cody Cousins walked into a classroom and gunned down 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, a teaching assistant from Wisconsin.

Moments later, Cousins was taken into custody outside of the building.  Stephanie Marx, a Purdue student from Lynnville, sent 14 News pictures of the scene. She says she was on her way to that building when she was suddenly told to stay away.

"A lot of people did not want to go to class after that because they kept saying that there was a second shooter and there wasn't.  So, a lot of people were worried and a lot of people just stayed home after that," Marx said.

Central High School graduate Gretl Schuerger was in the engineering building at the time of the shooting. She says she heard screams coming from the classroom next door. Seconds later, she says a police officer ran into her class ordering everyone out of the building.

"We received a Purdue text message that said there was a shooting in the Electrical Engineering Building, and so my friends and I were like, 'Oh my goodness, we were just in there,'" Schuerger said.

At the same time, back in Evansville, Schuerger's mother also got word of a shooter on campus. All she wanted was to hear her daughter was okay.

"I just quickly called Gretl. She answered the phone and she was being escorted out of the building, out of the Electrical Engineering Building. They were told to heard back to their dorms, but she ended up going to one of the houses, but was safe. I was happy about that," Schuerger's mom, Amy Adams, said.

Authorities say they believe the suspect targeted the victim.

Classes are set To resume there on Thursday. Cousins is being held on a charge of murder.

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