One person fatally shot, one wounded at 3545 Blodgett, an apartment complex near TSU campus. A possible suspect is detained. PIO en route.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) October 9, 2015
We're hearing from Houston police that two people may have been 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 the campus is on lockdown and classes have been canceled.
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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."
TSU students are tweeting about the shooting:
#TxSU if your in Courtyard apts be careful....there's another shooting going on in Housing. Ambulance is on the scene— TxSU Followtrain (@TxSUFollowtrain) October 9, 2015
TxSU acting a fool down there be careful funny @CHAN_canyou_TEL 😘♡— Justyce S. Hawkins (@classy_quini) October 9, 2015
Bro another shooting. Come on this is getting ridiculous. #TxSU19— CharlaNasiaDaGoddess (@NasiaChristine) October 9, 2015
This is the third shooting on the TSU campus in the past two months, and the second at this apartment complex.
Earlier this week, one person was injured while on the "Tiger Walk." TSU Police are still looking for that suspect, identified is Darios Tramain Crayton Scott, 19.
And back on August 27, a man and woman were both injured when a man opened fire in the parking lot of the same apartment complex as today's shooting. Darrius Nichols, 20, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in that case.
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The Associated Press contributed reporting to this story.