Two individuals involved in a gun fight at Lone Star College Tuesday, Jan. 22, a community college in Houston, ended up with some innocent bystanders hurt in their crossfire.
Guns started blazing around 12:30 p.m. today on the campus, ultimately sending a total of four to the hospital, including two of the suspected shooters.
Although initial media reports claimed that three individuals were injured, that number has now grown to four.
HLN-TV just announced that two men believed to be the two shooters are being detained by police and are being referred to as “persons of interest.” Both of those persons of interest are injured and hospitalized.
One of the shooters may have been a student.
Reports also claim that a campus maintenance man was wounded by gunfire and a female suffered a heart attack as a result of the shootout.
Jed Young, a spokesperson for the college said that shots were fired after the two men got into an argument.
There is no word yet on their condition or the extent of their injuries.
The campus community was warned via a campus wide alert system to take immediate shelter.
Although both shooting suspects are currently being detained by the authorities, no-one has been officially arrested or charged as of this time.
The campus was evacuated and will remain closed for the rest of the day. As an added precaution, other schools in the area were placed on lockdown.
The campus has now been declared safe and will reopen for business tomorrow.
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