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Three people shot at Houston community college

By Daniel S Levine,

Three people, including a gunman, have reportedly been shot at Lone Star Community College’s North Harris County campus, police say. The Houston-area college is asking teachers and students to seek shelter.

According to KHOU, police say they are still looking for another suspect in a wooded area just north of the campus. Witnesses say they saw a man on a stretcher being taken out of the library and was handcuffed to the stretcher. Another woman was seen being treated.

The Houston Chronicle reports that the conditions of the three people are unknown at this time.

“We know that shots have been fired and we are in a shelter-in-place situation on the campus,” Vicki Cassidy, manager of media relations for Lone Star College System, told the Chronicle. “It's a pretty chaotic scene at this point in time.”

USA Today notes that KPRC spoke to a student who claimed she heard “5 or 6” shots fired.

The college has posted an alert, first telling people to find shelter. An evacuation is now in “progress” and the college notes that it is limited to the North Harris campus. The shooting was first reported around noon.

UPDATE - 3:47 p.m.: KHOU is now reporting that shots were fired after two men got into an argument, according to witnesses. "I saw two dudes basically get into an altercation and the dude that shot, he basically got angry and started shooting the other guy," student Brittany Mobley told the station. "A lot of people heard a lot of shots."

The Chronicle is also now reporting that one of those injured is in critical condition.

 
 

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