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Harris County Sheriff's department is investigating reports of shots fired outside the memorial service for Spring High School stabbing victim, Joshua Broussard. In spite of early claims that the attack was not gang related, it appears that the attack was related to unrest from the Brown Pride Gang. Racial tensions have apparently been getting heated at the high school, as reported by The Houston Chronicle:

Roughly 3,500 students attend Spring High - 28 percent of whom are black, 32 percent are white and 34 percent are Hispanic. That's a drastic shift from a decade ago, when 68 percent of Spring High's 2,750 students were white. At that time, 12 percent were black and 18 percent were Hispanic.

Tressa McLane, a 2009 graduate, said Spring students never have and, despite her prayers, will never feel safe.

She said the fights between "blacks and Mexicans" had been going on for years, and that she sometimes feared going to school.

"But it was never this bad," she said. "I wish it would stop, but unfortunately I don't think it ever will."

Sunday's incident caused mourners to seek refuge inside the Spring Baptist Church. Reportedly members of the Brown Pride Gang entered the church vestibule, and a fight ensued with some of the gathered mourners. That incident was broken up by authorities. Then there was gunfire, that caused mourners to duck and run. No persons of interest have been taken into custody at this time, and there were no reports of injuries at the scene.

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