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Texas Southern University shooting: 1 dead, 1 wounded after gunfire erupts at campus apartment

Posted at 4:27 PM, Oct 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-09 16:32:31-04

One person was fatally shot Friday at an apartment complex near the Texas Southern University, Houston police said on Twitter.

The school's website said two people were shot and that the shooter was still at large, but a tweet on the police's verified Twitter account said a suspect had been apprehended.

The school, near downtown Houston, went into lockdown after the shooting. The identity of the victim or the shooter was not released.

The two police tweets read:

"One person fatally shot, one wounded at 3545 Blodgett, an apartment complex near TSU campus. A possible suspect is detained. PIO en route."

"Shooting was reported about 11:30am. It does not involve an active shooter."

The university has about 10,000 students, according to its website.

Classes were suspended for the rest of the day.