Lone Star College Shooting: Multiple Students Shot at Houston Campus

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    Medical personnel attend to victims of a shooting at Lone Star Community College in Houston, Texas on Jan. 22, 2013.
By Katherine Weber, Christian Post Reporter
January 22, 2013|2:56 pm

Multiple people have reportedly been shot at a Houston-area community college Tuesday afternoon, according to local authorities.

The shootings reportedly occurred at roughly 12:30 p.m. at Lone Star Community College in North Harris County, located on the 2700 block of W.W. Thorne Drive, near Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

Media reports reveal that the shooting occurred in the school library area of campus, and news helicopters circling the area have shown ambulance personnel attending to multiple victims on the lawn in front of the school.

According to KTRK-TV, Harris County Emergency Corp. has confirmed that two victims have been shot and were being admitted to a nearby hospital for surgery.

Police have reported to NBCDFW.com that one suspect has been detained, although it not immediately known if that person is suspected to have been the shooter.

The campus is reportedly on lockdown, along with four nearby schools in the Aldine Independent School District, as police reportedly search for a second suspect.

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One college spokesperson told CNN that the 10,000 students currently located at the North Harris Campus of Lone Star College have been told to take shelter as police search the facility and begin to evacuate students.

An alert posted on the Lone Star college website states that a "campus evacuation is in progress. A couple of armed suspects reported.; injuries reported. Incident limited to LSC-North Harris."

Vicki Cassidy, manager of media relations for Lone Star College System, told the Houston Chronicle that the scene at the campus was "pretty chaotic."

According to KTRK-TV, the campus is surrounded by a heavily wooded area that police were searching for a second suspect.

 

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