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Texas Southern University shooting: one person dead, gunman apprehended

Texas Southern University is on lockdown after two people were shot at a student housing complex.

University spokesman Kendrick Callis said the shooting was reported at about 1130am Friday at University Courtyard Apartments on the edge of the Houston campus.

He says the campus is on lockdown and classes have been cancelled.

Reports say one person has died and the gunman been apprehended.

Police and emergency vehicles were at the scene.

Alex McIntosh, a friend of Mr Zientek, said he worked part-time at High Country Conference Centre while attending the school full-time.

"He's very calm, very respectful, has a great manner, calm demeanour and you'd never expect him to be caught up in something like this," Mr McIntosh said.

Freshman Cameron Sands, 18, said he had pledged at a fraternity and was due to move into Mountainview Hall.

"It's crazy. You don't think this stuff happens. When I think of Flagstaff, I think safety," he said.

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