Shooting At Bellaire High School, Suspect Still At Large

Police officers respond to a shooting at Bellaire High School Tuesday Jan. 14 2020 in Bellaire Texas

Police officers respond to a shooting at Bellaire High School Tuesday Jan. 14 2020 in Bellaire Texas

A student died after being shot outside Bellaire High School Tuesday afternoon.

A suspect and another person police said was connected to the case were arrested about 3 1/2 hours after the shooting Tuesday night, according to statements from the school district and Bellaire police.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m.at Bellaire High School, about 5 miles southwest of downtown Houston, the Bellaire Police Department said.

District Attorney Kim Ogg said that based on evidence gathered so far, the shooting does not appear to have been intentional. Police have not released any info on what led to the shooting, nor whether the suspect was also a student.

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"Our hearts go out to that student's family", she said, promising full cooperation with the authorities.

The district announced classes had been cancelled Wednesday, after Latham originally said they were going on as scheduled. "And that somebody was a son, and a student, and a friend, and it's our community's collective loss".

This story has been corrected to reflect that the student killed was 19, not 16._Bleiberg reported from Dallas.

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