HOUSTON (AP) — One student is dead and another is hospitalized after an argument erupted in gunfire outside a Houston school for dropouts seeking high school diplomas.
The incident happened about 12:30 p.m. Monday in a parking lot outside the Houston CAN Academy Southwest. Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says two people in a pickup truck argued with four occupants of a sport utility vehicle when the SUV occupants stepped out and opened fire on the truck.
Both vehicles sped from the scene, with the pickup going 7 miles to an urgent care center. One occupant was dead and the other was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in stable condition.
School Principal James Troutman said both men who were struck by gunfire were students of the school. No identities have been released. There have been no arrests.