One dead in shooting at Texas Southern University housing complex

UPDATE – Texas Southern University’s president says students need to be more vigilant following a fatal shooting at a student housing complex.

University President John Rudley says students need to remember that the Houston school is in the inner city, and that “crime is all around us.”

Rudley also criticized what he said was a culture among some students who believe they shouldn’t snitch on each other.

The shooting occurred late Friday morning in the parking lot outside University Courtyard Apartments, which is on the edge of campus. The shooting prompted officials to temporarily put the school on lockdown.

Investigators say one student was killed and another person was wounded. Police say they have at least two people in custody for questioning and don’t consider it an active shooting investigation.

HOUSTON (AP) – Officials say Texas Southern University is on lockdown after two people were shot at a student housing complex.

Houston Police say one person is dead and another wounded after a shooting at a Texas Southern University student housing complex.

University spokesman Kendrick Callis said the shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. CDT (12:30 p.m. EDT) Friday at University Courtyard Apartments on the edge of the Houston campus.

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

Callis says the campus is on lockdown and classes have been cancelled.

Police and emergency vehicles were at the scene. Additional details weren’t immediately available.

The university has about 9,700 students.

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