Texas Southern University Shooting: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A second shooting in three days at Texas Southern University killed one person while leaving another wounded. The attack, which occurred at an apartment block on the school’s Houston campus, resulted in the death of one freshman and the wounding of another student. After the shooting, TSU’s campus was locked down for a time on the morning of October 9.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. The Houston Chronicle reports that the gunfire broke out at 11:30 a.m. at an apartment complex on the campus of Texas Southern University. The deceased man was a freshman at TSU. His identity has not been revealed, after the shooting classes were canceled at the school.

2. Two suspects have been arrested as a result of the shooting, reports ABC Houston. A search is ongoing for a third suspect. The suspects are not students at the school. In response to the shooting, TSU president John M. Rudley “These conflicts occur when we have too many visitors on campus.”

3. Scanner traffic in Houston indicates that emergency responders were performing “cardio pulmonary resuscitation” on one person, reports the Houston Chronicle.

4. There are around 10,000 students who attend the school, according to the TSU website.

5. This attack comes two days after a man was shot on the campus of TSU after attending a poetry event. ABC Houston reports that neither man in that incident is a student. The suspect in the shooting has been named as 19-year-old Darios Tramain Crayton Scott, the victim is Jordan Schott, who was shot twice in the stomach. KHOU reports that Schott was expected to survive.

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