HOUSTON, Texas – A suspect is allegedly in custody in connection to a shooting near Texas Southern University (TSU) that left one person dead and another wounded. The shooting occurred at a student apartment complex near the campus at about 11:30 CDT on Friday morning.
Students and faculty at TSU are currently on lock down as police investigate the situation and assess any potential danger to others, according to the Houston Chronicle. The shooting took place at the Courtyard Apartments located just southeast of the university campus.
TSU President John M. Rudley confirmed the shooting to reporters from KTRK ABC13 and quickly jumped on the gun control bandwagon saying that guns are too “easily accessible.”
A statement from university spokesperson Eva Pickens reads:
Texas Southern University has announced the campus is on lockdown following a shooting incident just moments ago. Early reports indicate two shot – conditions not known right now. The assailant is still at large. All staff are asked to remain in offices – students to remain in classrooms until further notice.
Police officials stated they have one person in custody at this time. Houston Police tweeted there is not an active shooter at this time.
Shooting was reported about 11:30am. It does not involve an active shooter.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) October 9, 2015
Scanner traffic from the Houston Fire Department revealed paramedics may have performed CPR on at least one of the shooting victims, the Chronicle reported. They stated this is the second shooting on or near the campus this week and the third in recent weeks. A person was wounded Tuesday evening during an argument on the campus’ Tiger Walk.
Currently there is no information relating to the motivation of any suspect involved in the shooting.
This shooting follows on the heels of an early Friday morning shooting at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. In that shooting one student was shot and three others were injured in what police described as a “confrontation.” The victims were shot repeatedly, according to CNN. They were all members of the Delta Chi fraternity. The suspected shooter was not.
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