Police say accidental gun discharge injured 2 men at Sam Rayburn HS campus

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2 wounded when gun goes off in car at Sam Rayburn HS (KTRK)

As a choir concert was underway at Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, police tape surrounded part of the parking lot.

Pasadena ISD said two men, 20 and 21 years old, were on campus around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

"They were delivering some supplies to a relative on campus who was going to be in the choir performance," said Art Del Barrio, spokesperson for Pasadena ISD.

Del Barrio said as they were leaving, a gun inside of their car went off. He said one bullet struck one man's hand, then traveled to the other man's stomach and ended up lodged in the door.

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2 wounded when gun goes off inside car at Sam Rayburn HS



Abraham Santos heard the shot.

"I was riding my bike and when I passed by I heard it and I got scared," said Santos.

"It's scary. It's very scary, knowing that my kids come here," said Amanda Ramos, a parent.

Investigators are calling the shooting accidental.

No word on why the men had the gun, but Del Barrio said it's illegal to have it on school property.

"That's going to be up to PD to decide. I know PD has already determined it was an accidental discharge of a weapon. In fact, they had a weapon on campus, that's illegal," said Del Barrio.

Both of the men that were shot went to the hospital.

There was no word on their condition.

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