A shooting at a Houston community college on Tuesday has injured three people and caused frightened students to run about the buildings.
Police arrived at Lone Star College about 12:30 p.m. because of the shots that were fired, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s office.
Two people were shot multiple times and were rushed to Harris Health Ben Taub hospital for immediate surgery, said KTRK-TV. Another person was “wounded but the details were not clear.”
A suspect was arrested, said police.
Based on the reports of various witnesses, a man wearing a red shirt “fired off several shots in a central area of the campus near the library and a cafeteria filled with people studying and eating lunch.” However, before the shooting, two men were seen arguing in that location.
“Police believe both men might have pulled guns,” said the New York Daily News.
At the sound of gunfire, professors locked their doors and students found safety in the library and student center.
Although the school said the campus was placed on lockdown and that they sent an emergency message to students, faculty, and staff, “Several students told KTRK they did not receive a text message or email about an emergency on campus and instead relied on word of mouth from faculty and classmates.”
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