Student wounded after shooting at Atascocita High School

ATASCOCITA, Texas (KTRK) -- A shooting at Atascocita High School on Thursday night has left a student wounded.

School is set to get underway Friday with extra security on hand to calm the nerves of parents.

The shooter and another person are still on the run, but as investigators chase down leads, they do believe this is an isolated incident.

Humble ISD police, the Harris County Sheriff's Office and others arrived to the scene within minutes after an 11th grader was shot behind the cafeteria parking lot. The victim was injured in his foot and hip, but is expected to be okay.

According to the sheriff's office, two possible suspects, who appear to be white or Hispanic teen males, fled in a red Chevy Impala.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez believes it was an isolated incident and there may have been some words exchanged between the teens before the shooting.

"The 16-year-old was taken to an area hospital just as a precaution and basic treatment," Sheriff Gonzalez said.

Humble ISD has released the following statement concerning the incident:

An 11th grade male AHS student was shot in the AHS parking lot tonight at approximately 6:20 p.m. The 11th grader is expected to recover. He was wounded in the foot and hip. At time of transport, he was talking and alert.
No one else was injured. Humble ISD Police, along with Precinct 4 Constables and the Harris County Sherriffs Office, are conducting an investigation to identify and locate the shooter.
School will be able to be held tomorrow as usual on the Atascocita High School campus.
At the time of the incident, there were about 85 students on the campus for athletic and fine arts activities. Students were kept safe in their areas until released by police, as a routine procedure.

Anyone with information should contact Humble ISD Police at 281-641-7900 or through the iHELP app.


If you have information, you are urged to call (713) 221-6000.




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