At least one dead in shooting at Houston high school

HOUSTON (Reuters) – At least one person died and several others were injured in a shooting on Wednesday evening on athletic fields at a local high school, police said.

Houston Police Department spokesman John Cannon described the incident at Worthing High School as “some type of altercation between a couple of groups.”

The shooting happened at about 6:45 p.m., when a car drove onto a field during a girls’ powder puff football game, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The newspaper reported that police said the shooting appeared to be gang-related. The game was not a sanctioned athletic department event, according to school officials, the paper said.

(Reporting by Corrie MacLaggan and Deborah Quinn Hensel. Editing by Peter Bohan)

At least one dead in shooting at Houston high school