College of the Mainland briefly on lockdown as Texas City police investigate deadly shooting

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Thursday, May 18, 2023
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SkyEye captured a widespread police investigation underway at a Texas City apartment complex Thursday. Nearby College of the Mainland was on lockdown.

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- The Texas City Police Department said investigators got no cooperation from the people they interviewed after a man was shot to death at an apartment complex on Thursday.

SkyEye flew over the Costa Mariposa apartment complex, which is located on Medical Center Drive just off Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, where police were actively combing a wide area for clues. Dozens of evidence markers, which typically signify a shooting under police investigation, littered a grassy area and the parking lot.

TCPD Assistant Chief Landis Cravens said several shots were fired.

Police reported one shooting victim, who was rushed to HCA Healthcare Houston Mainland Medical Center where he died.

Aside from uncooperative witnesses, police also faced issues at the hospital where the emergency room was overwhelmed with people about the time the victim was admitted. At one point, several fights broke out in the ER's waiting room, TCPD said.

Police said they have very little information on what led to the shooting or about the suspect.

The investigation impacted operations at the nearby College of the Mainland, which issued a campus lockdown.

That order was lifted a short time later. There does not appear to be any direct ties between the scene and the campus.