1 dead, 1 wounded in Texas University shooting

HOUSTON (TIP): One person was dead and another wounded after a shooting at a student housing complex at a Texas university Friday, October 9, police said.

University spokesman Kendrick Callis said the shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. Friday at University Courtyard Apartments on the edge of the Texas Southern University campus. Callis said the campus was placed on lockdown and classes were canceled for the rest of the day. The lockdown was lifted Friday afternoon.

Texas Southern President John Rudley said the student who died was a freshman. His name has not been released.

“He was a beautiful young man trying to get his life together,” Rudley said. “I wish he was still here.”

Two suspects were later detained, but a third got away, according to Houston police spokesperson Jody Silva.

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All of them are TSU students, Rudley said.

In a tweet, the Houston Police said, “One person fatally shot, one wounded at 3545 Blodgett, an apartment complex near TSU campus. A possible suspect is detained. PIO en route.”


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