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1 dead, 1 hurt in Texas college housing complex shooting

by The Associated Press | October 9, 2015 at 12:47 p.m. | Updated October 9, 2015 at 3:27 p.m.

HOUSTON — A student was killed and another person was wounded in a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex Friday, and police have detained at least two people, authorities said.

The university quickly went on lockdown after the shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. in a parking lot at the University Courtyard Apartments, a university-owned student apartment building on the edge of the Houston campus.

Police have detained two people and are searching for a third for questioning, but there is no active shooting investigation, police spokesman Jodi Silva said. She said police still don't have a motive in the case.

University President John Rudley said the school, which has about 9,700 students, is no longer on lockdown. But he criticized what he said was a culture among students who believe they shouldn't snitch on each other.

"We're in the inner city. Crime is all around us. Our students have to be more vigilant," he said during a news conference Friday afternoon.

Rudley said the student who was killed was a freshman at the school, though the student's name and age haven't been released. Silva said the second victim, whose name also hasn't been released, was shot twice and is hospitalized in stable condition.

The incident occurred just hours after another shooting near the same housing complex. It's unclear whether the shootings were related.


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