Lone Star College in the North Harris campus near Houston, Texas went into lockdown Tuesday afternoon in response to a shooting that took place at 12:30 p.m., Jan. 22. Three people, including one suspect were shot and injured on the campus according to KHOU-TV.
Vicki Cassidy, manager of media relations for the college spoke with the Houston Chronicle. “It’s a pretty chaotic scene at this point in time.”
Reports indicate that there were two gunman, one of which was injured and in custody. The second suspect reportedly fled the scene and police officers are searching the wooded area north of the campus for him.
According to MyFoxHouston.com, paramedics were on scene and treating several victims. One witness stated, “I heard somebody screaming and after that I heard the shots.”
Campus and local police were leading students out of the campus. SWAT teams searched the campus.
The college sent out an emergency alert to students and faculty. It advised them to take “immediate shelter and not enter the campus” until further notified.
Additionally, schools in the vicinity of the campus were also placed on lockdown as a precaution.
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