TSU freshman dead after third shooting near campus this week

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HOUSTON - It's happened again. Gun violence on a college campus.

This time not once, but twice, within a 12-hour period at Texas Southern University.

"This is the same man that came back last night, so if you've seen this man he's wearing black pants, black hoodie, dark-skinned male, he's on campus somewhere," said Jerald Hollins, who witnessed the shooting at the University Courtyard Apartment complex.

At around 11:30 this morning, two people were shot and one of them dead.

Police say they're still unsure of the motive for the shooting but that there are three suspects total and two of them are detained by police.

"I don't want to be in position where we have to explain why students are dying," said President of Texas Southern University John M. Rudley. 

The shooting caused the campus to go on lockdown, with classes cancelled for the rest of the day.
"I woke up this morning to gunshots outside of my window, and I looked outside and seen two bodies laying down" said Torrey Scott who also witnessed the shooting."

This was in the wake of the initial shooting overnight at the same student housing unit and the shooter is still at large.

And, earlier this week one 25-year-old male was shot late Tuesday night on the Tiger Walk, one of the main walkways of the campus.

And while neither the shooter nor the victim were students in Tuesday night's shooting, the TSU campus has reason to be on high alert.

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