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Shooting outside Texas Southern University housing leaves 1 student dead

A freshman at Texas Southern University, located in Houston, was shot and killed this morning just beyond campus in a parking lot outside of student housing. One other person was shot and is in stable condition. Police said they have at least two people in custody for questioning.

According to the Associated Press, TSU President John Rudley said students need to remember that “crime is all around us.”

This is the second shooting to occur this week at TSU, where just two days ago, one person was shot. The shooting also came hours after a gunman opened fire at Northern Arizona University, which left one person dead and three others injured.

Both shootings today occurred a week after a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon left nine people dead — not including the shooter.

President Barack Obama met with families of that shooting earlier today in Roseburg. There, he said that during this time, the nation must learn to “come together.”

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