One Dead, One Injured in Shooting Near Houston High School

One Dead, One Injured in Shooting Near Houston High School

The shooting took place at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday near the campus. Lamar High was placed on lockdown as a precaution, and nearby St. John’s School was also placed on lockout.

An 18-year-old student from Lamar High School has died after a shooting took place near the school’s campus Tuesday afternoon. According to Houston Police, a 15-year-old female student was grazed by a bullet.

The shooting took place at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday near the campus. Lamar High was placed on lockdown as a precaution, and nearby St. John’s School was also placed on lockout.

HPD homicide detectives believe the male victim was targeted by three suspects, who were able to get away by car. Witnesses said the gunman, who was wearing a mask, walked up and shot the victim a second time while he was lying on the ground.

Police have not released descriptions of the suspects but are asking anyone with any information related to the shooting to come forward.

In a tweet, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said they believe this shooting was gang-related.

"The city of Houston will not tolerate gang activity or any senseless violence on our streets, especially not the kind that targets young people,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement. “Our children are off limits. I want parents and students to feel protected and confident while they are near or inside a school."

Patrols will be increased in the area, according to Asst. Chief Finner.

HISD Superintendent Grenita Latham said counselors would be on campus for students and faculty if they need to talk to someone. This is the third violent death of a Lamar High student in the last week, after the murder-suicide deaths of two students at an apartment complex.

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