A Northside High School student is expected to be OK after he was shot during a fight with two other boys off campus Tuesday afternoon, police said.
According to police, the shooting happened just before 1 p.m. in the 2300 block of Fulton Street near Quitman. Two officers were driving southbound on Fulton and patrolling the area when they heard gunshots.
The officers turned toward the shooting and saw three males, including the 16-year-old victim, on the sidewalk. At that point, police said the young victim was down, and one suspect ran northbound while another ran southbound on Fulton.
Officers split up, with one checking on the victim and the other running toward one of the suspects.
“We have one detained,” Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite said. “We have one at the hospital, and the third one our officers saw was not taken into custody. He went northbound, and we don’t know where he went.”
Authorities said an officer applied a tourniquet to the injured 16-year-old, who was then taken to the hospital.
A firearm was reportedly found at the scene, and an investigation continues.
The incident happened feet away from Northside High School. As a result, HISD sent the following statement:
A student was injured in an incident involving a gun outside Northside High School this afternoon and is receiving treatment. Police are investigating the incident. The school was temporarily on lockdown. It is now in secure mode. Students and staff in the building are safe. Their safety and wellbeing is our top priority. We are making arrangements to have additional counselors at the school this afternoon. Marshall Middle School and Ketelsen Elementary School are also in secure mode this afternoon because of police activity in the area. Students and staff at those schools are safe.
UPDATE: The victim is 16 yrs of age.
Preliminary information is he got into an altercation with other males off the high school campus when he was shot.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 28, 2023