Texas Southern University on lockdown after 2 shot, 1 fatally
Texas Southern University in Houston is on lockdown, following reports that two people were shot at a student housing complex. A TSU freshman has been killed, university officials said. It is the second shooting at a US university today.
This is also the second shooting at TSU this week. On Wednesday evening a 25-year-old male was shot in the abdomen. The shooter in that incident was identified as Darios Tramain Crayton Scott.
TSU president on campus shooting: "This is becoming too regular." pic.twitter.com/DuAgFsmOZ3— Doug Miller (@DougMillerKHOU) October 9, 2015
Friday’s shooting took place around 11:30 local time at the Courtyard Apartments complex, local media reported.
Three "persons of interest" have been detained by Houston Police as of 2 pm local time, according to university spokeswoman Eva Pickens. It was not clear if they were students, or connected to the university.
TSU is a historically black college in the heart of Houston with an enrollment of around 10,000 students.
Local media report that one victim has died. Classes at TSU have been cancelled for the rest of the day.
Established in 1927 as the Houston Colored Junior College, the institution became a state university in 1947, and was renamed Texas Southern University in 1951.
TSU is the leading source of college degrees for African Americans and Hispanics in Texas, and ranks 4th in the US in the number of doctoral and professional degrees conferred to African Americans.