Owners of The Hub On Campus respond to shooting incident

Two people were shot in early morning shooting at The Hub apartment complex in West Lafayette. Owners are now responding.

Posted: Sep 16, 2019 3:41 PM
Updated: Sep 16, 2019 6:42 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) —Owners of The Hub on Campus released a statement saying they were made aware of the incident immediately. They are working to increase security.

They also said they are exploring every aspect of operations related to the building that can prevent a situation like this in the future.

West Lafayette Police are investigating an incident where two people were shot at The Hub on Campus.

"It's not completely foreign to us,” Lieutenant Jonathon Eager. “But it's rare that something like this happens."

When Officers arrived there early Sunday morning, they found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Moments later they found another victim suffering from a gunshot. One was an 18-year-old and the other a 20-year-old.

News 18 also learned that the 20-year-old involved in this shooting was shot 31 days ago at another location in Tippecanoe County. 

During that incident an unknown suspect fired multiple rounds into a residence and fled the scene. The 20-year-old in that shooting suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg. 

This will go down as his second time getting shot below the waist.

Lieutenant Jonathon Eager said the shooting at The Hub on Campus seemed to be the result of a disagreement. 

“We know that there was some altercation obviously that happened that led to shots being fired,” said Eager. “But what caused that, who started it, I have no idea."

Police believe none of the people involved were Purdue students. Branden Jallimore lives in the building. He said actually 90% of the people present that night were visitors.

"Everyone besides me,” said Jallimore. “Literally everyone and there was about 15 to 20 people up there."

Jallimore was on the rooftop moments before the gun fire broke out.

"We wanted to get some food over at Two Fellas right across the street,” said Jallimore. “20 minutes later we came and a bunch of cops were here."

"Well a lot of the doors you can just get in without using your key,” said tenant Nick Jenkins.

Jenkins said he's never used his key card to access the building.

"They don't work. I mean the garages have been open, too, the whole time we've been here so people can just walk in and out."

Jenkins said something needs to be done.

"For the amount it is to live here,” said Jenkins. You'd think that security would be a little bit better."

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The West Lafayette Police are investigating an early morning shooting at the Hub Apartment complex on Sunday.

Police responded to reports of shots fired at the complex located at 111 S. Salisbury St just before 2:15 a.m.

Officers report they found one male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Shortly after, officers found another male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

The first male victim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. The second male was taken to a local hospital by an acquaintance.

West Lafayette Lt. Jonathan Eager said both males were shot on the lower half of their body. One of the male victims has been released from the hospital.

If you have any information you asked to call the West Lafayette Police Department at (765) 775-5200 of the WeTip hotline at 1 (800) 78-CRIME.

This story will be updated.

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