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UPDATE: shooting at TSU forces campus lockdown


9:10 p.m.: Shots were fired Friday morning at UH’s neighboring campus Texas Southern University killing one student and leaving another person injured.

Although no threats were posed toward UH, the University of Houston Police Department maintained high visibility across the campus and were ready to lend a hand to the neighboring crisis.

“Thankfully, there was no threat to our campus, but we were prepared in case there was,” UHPD Lieutenant Bret Collier said. “Our first responsibility is our campus. However, if (TSU and HPD) need our help, we’ll help. When we found out about the situation they had it contained and they put all their resources to continue to do so.”

The Houston Police Department and TSU Police Department responded to the incident immediately. TSU was placed on lockdown and classes were cancelled.

HPD has two suspects in custody and is looking for a third, according to KTRK.

12:30 p.m.: Shooting erupted near the Texas Southern University campus forcing UH’s neighboring campus into lockdown, according to KTRK.

A shooting occurred at Tierwester Oaks and University Courtyard apartments at 11:30 a.m. where one person has been fatally shot and another injured.

“The assailant is still at large,” TSU spokesperson Eva Pickens said.  “All staff are asked to remain in offices (and) students (are) to remain in classrooms until further notice.”
HPD are scouring the ground to contain the situation. Several medical units are on the scene, and CPR was being performed on one person, according to the Houston Chronicle.

HPD stated a possible suspect was detained, no details released on details of the shooter or their motive.

More information and development on the story will occur when details are available. [email protected]

 

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