Police investigate drive-by shooting in Galveston

A Galveston police officer documents evidence from a possible drive-by shooting in the 2000 block of 40th Street near Galveston College on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

GALVESTON

Law enforcement officers on Wednesday were investigating a possible drive-by shooting near Galveston College that briefly put the campus under a shelter-in-place recommendation, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.

Deputies received a call at about 12:28 p.m. that someone drove near the campus and fired a shot, Trochesset said. No one reported any injuries.

The shooting didn’t happen on campus or inside a college building, Trochesset said.

The college is located at 4015 Avenue Q in Galveston.

College officials sent out an alert to students at 12:32 p.m. asking them to shelter in place because a shot hit the student center, said Carol Langston, spokeswoman for the college.

The recommendation lasted until investigators had a chance to review security video of the incident, Langston said. It was lifted at 1:15 p.m.

The sheriff’s office is contracted to provide security at the college.

The Galveston Police Department is investigating the incident because it happened off of the campus, Trochesset said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com.

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(2) comments

Karen Sawyer

so many rumors, did anyone get shot?

Carol Langston

Karen - I am the spokesperson at the college. Thankfully, we did not have any injuries on campus. A bullet from an off-campus incident penetrated a window in our student center during lunch service. We were blessed.

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