Texas college shooting was between 2 people
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 both people involved in the altercation were wounded and hospitalized. He says a college maintenance man was injured in the crossfire and also taken to a hospital.
Tello says a female who had a student ID also was hospitalized for a medical complication.
The shooting happened before 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lone Star College System campus about 20 miles north of downtown Houston.
Authorities in the Houston area say they've detained a person of interest in connection with today's shooting on the campus of a community college.
The shooting sent students fleeing for safety, and prompted officials to put the Lone Star College campus on lockdown. The college issued an alert on its website telling students and faculty to take immediate shelter or avoid the campus.
According to a law enforcement official in Washington, authorities believed there could be a second shooter. The person in custody is a student at the college, according to television reports.
A spokeswoman for the Harris County Health System said two people were taken to a hospital emergency center. But a sheriff's spokesman says three people were injured.
Student Cody Harris says he was in a classroom with about six or seven other students, waiting for the psychology class to start, when he heard eight shots. He says he and the other students fled the room.
Another student who was in a second-floor lab says he didn't think the noise came from gunfire at first -- but once people in the lab realized what it was, they fled to a nearby student services center.
Reports indicate the shooting stemmed from an argument between two groups of people. One person is in critical condition and several others were reportedly shot.
The college has about 18,000 students on campus.
Jed Young is the spokesman for the Lone Star College System campus in North Harris County. He says a shelter-in-place order has been issued.
Emergency personnel have responded to the Houston-area college campus.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office had no immediate details, but several reports indicate the shooting occurred in a library.
All of the children at an on-campus day care are reported to be safe.
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