A University of Houston baseball commit said he is OK after being shot in the back of the head during the mass shooting at a Texas high school on Friday.
Rome Shubert, a sophomore at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, wrote on Twitter that he was among those injured in Friday’s shooting, which left at least 10 dead. He thanked people for their prayers but said he is in stable condition.
“I’m so greatful (sic) and blessed that god spared (my) life today,” Shubert wrote on Twitter. “Today I was shot in the back of the head but i am completely okay and stable.”
In a subsequent interview with The Houston Chronicle, Shubert said he was sitting in a classroom when a shooter walked in and “tossed something on the desks behind me.” He told the newspaper that he then heard three loud pops.
“I jumped under my table and flipped it in front of me and I guess he ran out in the hall and I took off out the back door and when I was running I realized I was shot in the back of my head,” Shubert told The Houston Chronicle.
Shubert, who publicly committed to Houston in January, pitched for Santa Fe in the first game of its best-of-three playoff series against Kingwood Park on Thursday night. The second game of the series, which was scheduled to occur Friday, was postponed following the shooting, according to The Houston Chronicle.
As of Friday afternoon, nine students and one adult had been declared dead as a result of the shooting, a law enforcement official not authorized to comment publicly told USA TODAY. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a briefing that 10 others had been wounded. The 17-year-old suspect, who also placed explosive devices in and around the school, has been taken into custody.