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Three Wounded at Lone Star College Shooting in North Houston

At Houston local ABC affiliate station KTRK:

Officials have confirmed three people were injured during a shooting at Lone Star College on WW Thorne Drive in north Houston and the situation is said to be under control. We’re told two people are in custody. …

We’re told two of the victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds, but were conscious when they arrived at Ben Taub Hospital. Both have been taken into surgery in what’s being called ‘relatively serious condition.’

Lone Star College officials say the situation between two individuals ended with three people shot. They add that the danger has been mitigated and the sitution (sic) is under control. We’re being told two people have been taken into custody. One of the suspects was reportedly wounded in the shooting, and the other was arrested by a Houston Police Department SWAT team … .

The campus was evacuated and is closed for the remainder of the day.

An AP report quoted a Harris County Emergency Corps spokesperson, Mark Smith, who said “four people were taken to two hospitals,” at least two with gunshot wounds, and one “appeared to have had a heart attack related to the shooting.” Smith added that one of those taken to a hospital “was in critical condition.”

Obviously details are still sketchy. The KTRK report did add:

Governor Perry has been briefed on the situation and his office is in contact with state law enforcement. A staff member says the governor’s thoughts and prayers are with those who have been impacted.

(Lone Star College Logo via Lone Star College)

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2 Responses to Three Wounded at Lone Star College Shooting in North Houston

  1. secularhumanizinevoluter January 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    nothing to see here…or over where the 15 year old slaughtered his mother and siblings with a walmart bought AR15….we just need MORE guns…that’s the ticket!

    • Joyce Arnold January 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

      You’re right, of course, that there’s a “nothing to see” attitude. These stories mostly seem to get lost. And when you’re talking about “only” four or five people, and maybe “just” wounded, not killed …

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