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Shots Fired at Lone Star College Campus in North Houston

Update 4:25 p.m.

HOUSTON (AP) _ Authorities say the shooting at a Texas community college was the result of an altercation between two people, and at least one was a student.
 
Harris County Sheriff’s Maj. Armando Tello says a college maintenance man was injured in the crossfire.
 
Tello says officers were called to the Lone Star College System campus about 20 miles north of downtown Houston before 1 p.m. Tuesday.
 
He says another person was taken to a hospital for medical reasons.

And a Sheriff’s official says 2 persons of interest are hospitalized.

Update 1:50 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A law enforcement official says Texas authorities have at least one person in custody in connection to the Lone Star College campus shooting in Houston, and local authorities think there could potentially be a
second shooter.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss an ongoing case. The official says multiple injuries have been reported.

The Houston-area community college is on lockdown amid reports of a shooter on campus. Lone Star College System issued an alert on its website telling students and faculty to take immediate shelter or avoid the campus.

Original story:

HOUSTON (AP) _ Emergency personnel have responded to reports of several people being wounded at a Houston-area college campus.

Police and ambulance personnel were on the scene Tuesday afternoon at a Lone Star College System campus in north Harris County.

A spokesman for the college system, Jed Young, says a shelter-in-place order was issued amid reports of a shooter on campus.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office had no immediate details.

At least two people being cared for at the scene. One was being placed into an ambulance.

Further details on how the individuals were hurt and whether anyone has been arrested were not immediately available.

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