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Gunman in Houston shoots glass doors open, enters school and shoots employee

Houston Police and several other law enforcement agencies are responding to reports of an...
Houston Police and several other law enforcement agencies are responding to reports of an active shooting at a school.(Courtesy Photo)
Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 1:12 PM CDT
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HOUSTON, Texas (KWTX) - Houston Police said the Yes Prep Southwest Secondary School is secure and a gunman is in custody after a shooting Friday morning that left a school employee in critical condition.

In a Facebook post, the school said no students were hurt. The employee wounded by the gunman was shot in the back and is undergoing surgery at a Houston hospital, police said.

Several law enforcement agencies responded to reports of an active shooting at the school at 4400 Anderson Road at Hiram Clarke shortly before noon.

Police said the gunman, described only as a “25-year-old Black male,” was a former student of the school. The shooter surrendered without incident when authorities arrived at the school.

Police said the school’s glass doors were locked, but the gunman opened fire to shoot the glass doors down and gain entry into the school.

Once inside the school, the gunman shot the first employee he encountered. Police did not identify the shooter.

This is a developing story.

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