Officials say a student was killed during a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student housing complex, and that two people have been detained for questioning.
University President John Rudley says the student was a freshman at the school. The student’s name, age and gender haven’t been released.
Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says the other person who was shot is hospitalized in stable condition. That person’s name and condition also haven’t been released.
Silva says the shooting happened in a parking lot outside the University Courtyard Apartments, which is on the edge of the school’s Houston campus. She says two people have now been detained, but that a motive remains unclear. She says a third person is being sought for questioning, but that there is no active shooting investigation.
Rudley says the school is no longer on lockdown and classes will resume Monday.
HOUSTON (AP) — One person was killed and another wounded during a shooting at a Texas Southern University student housing complex on Friday, and the Houston campus has been placed on lockdown, university and police officials said.
The shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. at University Courtyard Apartments. Houston Police tweeted early Friday afternoon that a possible suspect had been detained. The tweet also said one person died in the shooting, and another person was wounded.
University spokesman Kendrick Callis said the campus is on lockdown and classes have been cancelled.
Houston and campus police didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment. Police and emergency vehicles were at the scene, though no additional details were available.
The incident occurred just hours after another shooting near the same housing complex. The university said in a statement posted on its website that the earlier shooting occurred early Friday morning, and that the school was increasing police presence on campus. No other details were immediately available and it’s not clear if the shootings are linked.
The university has about 9,700 students.