An Ohio State University employee opened fire on Tuesday at a campus maintenance building, killing a co-worker and wounding another, the university said. A suspect also was wounded and was taken into custody, officials said.

University Police Chief Paul Denton, told a news conference that the two wounded workers were taken to Ohio State University Medical Centre, where one was in a critical condition and the other was in stable condition. It was not immediately clear which was the suspected shooter. The third employee was pronounced dead at the scene.

Heavily armed campus officers searched buildings in the area, including a university power plant, and the person who police believe was responsible for the shooting was taken into custody, Mr. Denton said.

Police did not release any names. Investigators were trying to determine the suspect’s motive, Mr. Denton said.

Ohio State, the nation’s largest university, said no students were hurt and that classes would be held as scheduled.

The maintenance building where the shooting occurred is just east of Ohio Stadium, where the school’s football team plays.

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