Three Wounded when Shots Erupt at Lone Star College near Houston
UPDATES Both Suspects Hospitalized, No Charges Yet…The Harris County Sheriff’s office said at press conference Tuesday afternoon the shooting was the result of a dispute between two individuals, at least one being a student, but no charges have been filed yet.
A law enforcement official says Texas authorities have two people in custody after a shooting at Houston’s Lone Star College.
The campus which is said to have an attendance of 18,000 students is located 20 miles North of Houston in North Harris County.
Four injuries have been reported, amid fears there is a second shooter.
Six weeks after an the tragic elementary school shooting devastated the town of Newtown, Conn., the nation once again had to deal with reports of gunfire at an educational institution and watched televised images of students running in fear.
Rescue workers and police rushed to Lone Star College’s North Harris campus at approximately 12:30 p.m. amid reports of shots having been fired.
The campus was on lockdown for at least an hour before officials began evacuating the campus.
According to Harris County Sheriff’s Maj. Armando Tello three people were taken to two area hospitals, and as previously reported two “persons of interest” has been detained.
Details remained unclear…however, a witnesses interviewed by local television stations said the incident began in the library area of the campus after an altercation between two students.
The injured were taken to Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital Emergency Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center.
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