One person dead after shooting near TSU campus

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UPDATE - Texas Southern University president Dr. John Rudley addressed the media in regards to the on campus shooting that left one student dead. Rudley confirmed the shooting saying that a freshman was killed after some sort of argument over a laptop computer. Rudley says college presidents have the problem of students having too easy of access to guns around campus.

Dr. Rudley goes on to say, "Our primary goal is education and now we have to move to safety.... and get this crime down."

 

One person has been fatally shot and another wounded at 3545 Blodgett, an apartment complex near TSU campus. A possible suspect is detained

This shooting is the third in several weeks on or near the TSU campus. It is unknown if the shootings are related.

TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY STATEMENT REGARDING OVERNIGHT CAMPUS SHOOTING

Texas Southern University Police Department is investigating reports of a shooting that occurred at around midnight Thursday in the vicinity of the University Courtyard apartments.

The recent shooting incidents on our campus have been extremely difficult and troubling for our entire university community. In the wake of these incidents, our campus security and police department is increasing its presence and will continue to work closely with the Houston Police Department, Harris County Sherriff's Office and the Precinct 7 Constables Office.  We've always had these relationships - but we realize that it will require a total effort from everyone to keep our students safe.

TSU PD reminds all students, staff and visitors to the campus to remain vigilant and to report all suspicious activity, no matter how minor it may seem.