One Killed, One Wounded In Texas Southern University Shooting
College campus shootings are being all too familiar these days.
Just eight days after a fatal shooting left 10 people dead at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, two colleges in Arizona and Texas were put on lock down as students were killed in separate shootings.
At Texas Southern University in particular, a historically Black college located in Houston ,Texas, shots rang out outside one of the school’s dormitory Friday (Oct. 9) morning around 11:30 a.m. In the midst of the merciless actions, one student was fatally shot and killed, one was wounded, and two people have now been arrested in connection to the shooting, CNN reports. It has also been said that police are searching for one other suspect.
The identities of the victims and suspects have not be released yet. However, Houston’s local station KTRK, reported that the student who lost their life was an 18-year-old man in his freshman year.
Investigators say an argument led three men to shoot two others, KTRK reports. The two victims were shot in the 3500 block of Blodgett Street at Tierwester.
After the shooting took place, the university was put on full lock down with classes being officially canceled for the remainder of the day.
Texas Southern University President John M. Rudley spent several hours at the scene of the shooting Friday. Dr. Rudley also shared his frustrations regarding the repeated shootings that have occurred at the university since the fall semester began, as one student was already shot and killed in the same complex. “Too many guns are accessible to students and to people in general in our community,” he said. “I talk to students and they say guns can be bought for $1-300 dollars. Everyone can get one.”