1 Dead In Texas Southern University Campus Shooting

Photo from near the scene of a Friday morning shooting on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston Texas. (Courtesy: ABC News)
Photo from near the scene of a Friday morning shooting on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston Texas. (Courtesy: ABC News)

<<<UPDATED at 2:58 P.M. on Friday, October 9th***

Houtson, TX (AP) — A Houston Police Department spokesperson says one person is dead and another wounded after a shooting at a Texas Southern University student housing complex.

Photo from near the scene of a Friday morning shooting on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston Texas. (Courtesy: ABC News)
Photo from near the scene of a Friday morning shooting on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston Texas. (Courtesy: ABC News)

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

Houston Police tweeted early Friday afternoon that a possible suspect had been detained.

Police and emergency vehicles were at the scene, where there had been another shooting near the same housing complex just hours earlier.

The university has about 9,700 students.


Houston, TX – A shooting has been reported at the Texas Southern University campus, according to Newsweek. The campus is on lockdown as a result of the incident.

Information about the gunman remains unavailable.

The school had a similar incident just two days ago, in which one person was shot.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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