A campus spokesperson has confirmed shots have been fired on the campus of Lone Star College in north Houston. Two victims have suffered gunshot wounds, according to the Harris County Emergency Corp.
Emergency responders are focused in the area around the campus library and cafeteria. Some students could be seen running from the building. There is no official word on the shooter, but officers are searching a wooded area to the north side of campus, apparently looking for a suspect.
A student told Eyewitness News she heard five shots, and they sounded as if they occurred outside, in an area between the library and the cafeteria. Other students say they heard gunshots when they were in cafeteria.
Medical crews could be seen tending to at least three victims outside the building. Their conditions are not known. At least one gunshot was taken by ground ambulance to Ben Taub Hospital. It’s not known where the second gunshot victim is being treated.
Some portions of campus are being evacuated, and other students are being instructed to shelter in place. Campus spokesperson Vicki Cassidy says there is a shelter in place at the North Campus.
Aldine ISD has four campuses near Lone Star on lockdown. Dunn Elementary, Parker Intermediate and Nimitz 9th grade campus and Nimitz HS campus are all being secured. Their police chief is monitoring the situation.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene, as well as other law enforcement agencies.
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article courtesy of KTRK-TV