By Maria T. Morales
U.S – Panic, despair and agony were the feelings that students, teachers and parents lived the first day of October, yesterday Friday at noon when a gunman entered, and opened fire wounding a person, in a middle school in the city of Houston, Texas.
School Yes, located in the 4400 Anderson Road, southeast of the city of Houston, serves children in grades 6 through 12, mostly, Hispanic families.
The subject, of African American origin, according to the first investigations, started the robbery at the main entrance of the school, where he shot a glass door to access the campus, injuring one of the administrators.
The victim, who was not identified, was shot in the back, and he's out of harm's way in a city hospital, according to the authorities.
While, the gunman, who has not been identified either, is a former student of the campus, approximately 25 year old, and surrendered to the authorities.
Houston Police Chief, Troy Finner, highlighted the speed with which, according to him, the authorities responded.
Until June, more of 10 a thousand people had lost their lives in the nation as a result of gun violence, according to reports from the Archive of Violence with Guns, a non-profit organization that registers, daily, gun violence.
It is worth mentioning that in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott, passed a law as of September 1, 2021, which allows anyone to, greater than 18 years, buy handguns without the need to present a license or permit, much less proof of training.