Tuesday, January 22, 2013
DEVELOPING: Lone Star College, located in north Houston, was put on lock down Tuesday after reports of several people being shot and injured on campus, MyFoxHouston.com reported.
A federal law enforcement official told Fox News that one person is in custody and it is unclear if another suspect is on the run. Police are, however, searching the nearby countryside for a second shooter.
Paramedics are on the scene and are treating several victims. Students could be seen being led out of the sprawling campus with their hands on their heads. Police SWAT teams were searching the campus.
Details of the events leading to the shooting is unclear, but reports indicate that the shooting stemmed from an earlier argument.
An emergency alert was sent to students advising them and faculty to take immediate shelter and not to enter the campus until notified further. Other local school were also placed on lock down.
The community college is a two-year school with about 28,000 students. The school is located just outside the George H.W. Bush International Airport.