Shooting kills one near Texas Southern University housing complex
Saturday, October 10, 2015
John Rudley, president of the university, identified the unnamed deceased victim as a freshman student. He was sent to hospital and subsequently pronounced dead, according to a press release from Eva Pickens, spokesperson of the university.
|I'm most definitely concerned. I did plan on moving here. It's really nerve-racking feeling that a person here could have a gun.|
Students were asked to report all suspicious activities to authorities, regardless of "how minor it may seem", campus police said in a press release. The police said they will increase presence on campus.
The school was initially locked-down soon after the shooting, but the lockdown was released for all parts of the campus but a single building, Courtyard Building 1, according to a press release. Classes were planned to resume on Monday.
Britnney Solomon, a Associated Press reported.student, said that she was planning on moving to the campus dorms, and that she was "concerned" about the shooting. She described it as "nerve racking", the
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