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2 People In Custody Following Texas Southern University Shooting

An 18-year-old freshman college student is dead and another person is injured after a shooting at Texas Southern University.

The southeast Houston campus is no longer on lockdown. Houston police say two suspects are in custody and they are looking for a third person.

The two were shot in the 3500 block of Blodgett Street near Canfield around 11:30am. The shooting happened at the Tierwester Oaks section of the University Courtyard Apartment Complex. The apartment complex is owned by TSU and is on campus property.

University spokesman Kendrick Callis said classes have been canceled. Classes will resume on Monday.

Texas Southern University President John M. Rudley confirmed the shooting as well as the fatality and said guns are too “easily accessible.”

TSU spokesperson Eva Pickens issued the following statement:

“Texas Southern University has announced the campus is on lockdown following a shooting incident just moments ago. Early reports indicate two shot – conditions not known right now. The assailant is still at large. All staff are asked to remain in offices – students to remain in classrooms until further notice.”

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