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The shooting occurred early Tuesday at a power plant building near Ohio Stadium at Ohio State University.
- NEW: Two wounded victims taken to hospital; one is in critical condition, police say
- Shooting involved no students, police say
- Shooting comes after Ohio State issued e-mail alerts recently about two assaults, paper says
(CNN) -- Three Ohio State University employeeswere shot, one of them fatally, in an early Tuesday morning attack oncampus, university police said.
The alleged shooter was in custody, said Ohio State University Police Chief Paul Denton.
Nostudents were involved in the shooting, which occurred around 3:30 a.m.ET at the McCracken Power Plant building on West 17th Avenue near OhioStadium, Denton said.
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.
Theshooting comes after the university issued e-mail alerts last weekabout two alleged sexual assaults and an attempted assault on campus, Ohio State's student newspaper reported.
Thestudent newspaper, The Lantern, published an article Sunday saying thatstudents were questioning the effectiveness of e-mail alerts designedto warn them after three serious crimes last week.
Studentsare allowed to choose if they want to receive the e-mail alerts. On thecampus of 50,000-plus students, a little more than 2,600 people receivethe e-mails, police told the student paper.
Auniversity committee was scheduled to meet this week to determine ifchanges needed to be made to the notification system, The Lanternreported.