Developing Story: Shooting at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas
Update from ABCNews: (5:37pm ET)
A fight at a Houston college campus today resulted in a shooting that left three people injured and two others in custody, officials said.
Shots were fired on campus of the Lone Star College shortly shortly after 12:30 p.m. CT, causing the campus to go into lock down and some students to be evacuated, according to police.
Three people were injured in the gunfire, which police say stemmed from a fight that broke out between two men on campus.
Two suspects are now in police custody, according to officials. They have not yet released any details on the suspects’ identities. Two individuals with multiple gunshot wounds are in serious condition at Ben Taub Hospital, according to ABC News affiliate KTRK. The condition and whereabouts of the third injured person was not immediately known.
The campus reopened about an hour and a half after the gunshots.
Original report from CNN.com:
– Three people, including a gunman, were wounded in a shooting between two people on the North Harris campus of Lone Star College in Houston, school spokesman Jed Young said.
– The second gunman is on the loose but not believed to be on campus, Young said.
– A fourth person suffered a heart attack, according to the federal law enforcement source.
– The shooting happened at a campus library, the federal law enforcement source says.
– No deaths have been reported.
A freshman who was in a nearby classroom, Amanda Vasquez, tells CNN’s Brooke Baldwin that she heard about six shots. She says she heard from other people that some shooting happened in a library, but she believes that the gunshots she heard came not from the library, but from the hallway outside her class.
“I was in the academic building, waiting for English class to start. I heard about six shots, and kids started rushing down the hallway. A few came into our class. It really happened so fast,” she said.
She said people were shouting, and she hid under a table in a corner of the classroom. She called her mother.
“I called my mom to (let her know) I was OK (and that) I loved her, just in case anything was going to happen,” Vasquez said. “… At first she didn’t believe me … but I kept telling her it’s happening and need you to call the cops.”
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is being briefed about the situation by law enforcement personnel, Perry spokesman Josh Havens said.
“His thoughts and prayers are with those that have been impacted,” Havens said. “We have nothing more to add at this point, but the governor will continue to closely monitor the situation.”
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