CRIME

Two Victims Shot On Texas Southern University Campus

This is the second shooting at TSU this week.

Three suspects shot two male victims at Texas Southern University around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Houston Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said at a press conference Friday afternoon.

Silva said the shooting occurred at 3545 Blodgett Street, which is a campus-owned residential building.

All three suspects are male. Two were detained at the scene, and the third has yet to be apprehended.

According to the Houston Police Department, both victims were taken to the Memorial Hermann hospital. One was pronounced dead on arrival.

The victim who died was a TSU freshman, University President John Rudley said at the press conference Friday. The second victim is still alive, he noted, but suffered two gunshot wounds, one to his upper torso and one to his back. The Houston Police Department said that victim is in stable condition.

This is the second shooting this week at TSU. On Tuesday night, one person was shot and wounded on campus. Police are still unsure whether the two incidents are linked. 

Guns are too "easily accessible," Rudley said at the press conference, adding, "This has become too regular." Texas law allows licensed citizens to carry concealed handguns, though TSU does not allow firearms on campus.

The TSU incident is Friday's second school shooting. Around 1:20 a.m., a student at Northern Arizona University shot four students, killing one, during an altercation outside a campus residence.

CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, a previous version of this story mistakenly named Texas Southern University as Texas State University.

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