TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – 24-Hour News 8’s sister station WTHI-TV has learned more details into what possibly led to Saturday’s shooting incident on the Indiana State University campus. As a result of that shooting, one ISU student was wounded and another is in police custody held without bond.
Indiana State University police have maintained since the beginning of their investigation that Saturday’s campus shooting was an isolated incident.
“The evidence indicates that two people who knew one another had some sort of disagreement, and it resulted in one of the two getting shot,” said ISU Police Chief Joe Newport.
Court documents filed in the case by ISU Police indicate ISU student Tevin Moore was wounded. At first, police say Moore was uncooperative, but as the investigation unfolded, he admitted to gambling, or “rolling dice” with 21 year old Calvin McCauley earlier that same day. ISU Police say the shooting happened as the result of the gambling.
When McCauley returns to court on Thursday, he’ll likely be charged with attempted murder.
“It comes down to intent, or whether or not you believe the person intended to kill someone,” said Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt.
The campus shooting, plus the shooting hoax from earlier this semester prompt questions about campus safety. Newport says he feels these incidents are not part of some trend. If students want to be safe, he says simply do the right thing at all times while on campus.
“If you’re not careful about your surroundings, if you’re not responsible about your personal behavior, then you increase your chance of becoming a victim of something bad happening,” said Newport.
Meanwhile, campus showed its resiliency Monday, back to business as usual.