One person is dead and another is injured after a shooting near Texas Southern University on Friday morning.
The shooting took place at 11:30am local time near the school’s student housing complex. Police say two individuals have been detained in regards to the shooting, and they are still seeking a third person. So far the motive for the shooting remains unclear.
Police are investigating whether or not this shooting is linked to one that took place in the same area, Thursday at midnight.
University President John Rudley stated that the deceased student was an 18-year-old freshman, but his identity has not been release. The other victim was sent to hospital in stable condition. Their name is also yet to be released.
The shooting is the third at TSU this week alone, with other shootings occurring on Thursday night and Tuesday. These shootings resulted to one individual being hospitalized due to a gunshot wound in the abdomen. The victim is in serious, but stable condition.
In response to the increased violence, campus police said that they would be increasing their presence around campus.
The incident is just one of a several of shootings to take place at a university campus this month. Earlier this week, 1 person was killed and three other were injured at Northern Arizona University. Both of these shootings fall only a week after the tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseberg, Oregon.
TSU was placed on lock down Friday morning and classes were cancelled for the day. The lock down was lifted Friday afternoon. According to a university spokesperson, classes are scheduled to resume on Monday.
Texas Southern University is home to 10,000 students and is located in Houston, Texas.