Gunfire Breaks Out on Texas Campus

At least six people were shot on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston Wednesday night, according to university spokesperson Eva Pickens.

The violence broke out at the end of Trae Day, a day-long outdoor family event to celebrate Houston area rapper Trae tha Truth as well as to distribute free school supplies.

The gunfire appeared to be the result of a drive-by shooting.

Houston police confirm the victims were shot at three different locations all within a one-block range, according to ABC News station KTRK.

VIDEO: Gunfire breaks out on campus after Texas Southern University event.
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Witnesses say the gunfire caused a stampede of people running for safety.

"I took off running with flip-flops on. There was a pregnant lady and I tried to help her," T'Angela DeBoest told KTRK. "I escorted her to someone's property where she would be safe."

The victims were all taken to area hospitals where they are being treated for reported non-threatening injuries. It is not clear if the shooting victims were students.

The community event was hosted by Houston City Council member Peter Brown, who is also running for mayor.

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was also expected to attend the community event.

Texas Southern is one of the largest historically black universities with approximately 10,000 students.

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