A South Park Elementary teacher was shot and killed in Texas, and authorities say it appears the teacher was targeted.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the unidentified teacher was struck by a vehicle on Saturday, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The teacher was identified as 26-year-old Dwayne Brown.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Brown is a teacher at South Park High School in Houston.
Brown is the fifth South Park elementary teacher to be killed in 2017, and the fifth teacher in Houston to be shot and fatally wounded since July 2018.
In January, 17-year old Dontae Robinson was killed by police in his classroom at the Northside Elementary School in the Houston suburb of Pearland, according the Houston Independent.
That shooting sparked protests and led to an outpouring of grief and anger in the community, including from Brown’s family.
The district later reversed its decision to fire Robinson.
In the wake of Brown’s death, a petition asking for an investigation into the school shooting garnered more than 10,000 signatures.
A spokesman for the Houston Police Department confirmed that officers responded to the scene of the shooting around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The shooting occurred on the north side of the school and was reported to police.
The Houston Police department told ABC News that Brown was struck in the head by the vehicle.
The school district is currently conducting an investigation.ABC News’ Jonathan Allen contributed to this report.