2 Detained in Fatal Texas University Shooting

1 dead, 1 wounded at Texas Southern University
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 9, 2015 1:21 PM CDT
Updated Oct 9, 2015 4:48 PM CDT
2 Shot at Texas University; Gunman on the Loose
Houston Police vehicles respond after a shooting at Texas Southern University, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Houston.   (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP)

A student was killed and another person was wounded in a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police detained at least two people for questioning, authorities said. The university quickly went on lockdown after the shooting was reported around 11:30am in a parking lot at the University Courtyard Apartments, which is on the edge of the Houston campus. Students and teachers were told to stay inside until the lockdown was lifted Friday afternoon, after two men were detained, but police said no charges have been filed. University President John Rudley said the student who was killed was a freshman, but that his name and age haven't been released. The second victim, whose name also hasn't been released, was shot twice and is hospitalized in stable condition, Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said.

Silva said investigators were still searching for a motive, but that police weren't treating it as an "active shooter" investigation. The incident occurred just hours after another shooting near the same housing complex, though it's unclear whether the shootings were related. Classes were cancelled following the lockdown Friday. Rudley said classes will resume on a normal schedule Monday. The university said in a statement that an earlier shooting occurred early Friday morning, and that the school was increasing police presence on campus. Police said one person was treated and released for a minor wound, but it's unclear if the two incidents were linked. The university has about 9,700 students. (Overnight, a shooting at an Arizona campus killed one student.)

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