Houston Police have reportedly detained two "possible suspects" after a shooting at a Texas Southern University dormitory on Friday 9 October. One student, an 18-year-old college freshman is dead and another person has been injured following the incident which is said to have taken place at 11.35am at the Courtyard Apartments on Blodgett, a student housing complex.
Eva Pickens, the school's associate vice president of communications confirmed that the first victim died less than 30 minutes after the shooting. A second victim is in stable condition at a Houston-area hospital, she said.
Two suspects were taken into custody and a third person was being sought for questioning, Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said.
The campus remains on lockdown, and classes have been cancelled for the rest of the day.
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
It's the second incident on the campus in just 12 hours ABC13 News reports. An earlier shooting left one person injured outside the same dormitory around midnight on Thursday. The victim in the overnight shooting was treated and released.
The University has issued a statement explaining that they are working with police to deal with the recent incidents.
"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."
While a motive in the shooting is not immediately clear, the latest shootings coincide with a visit by President Barack Obama to Roseburg, Oregon, to visit victims of last week's campus shooting at a community college.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.