Three wounded in Lone Star College shooting
NORTH HARRIS COUNTY – It’s a headline that more recently seems to never go away. A shooting—this time at the Lone Star College in north Harris County.
“You don’t really think there’s shots at first. You can’t believe it. You don’t think it’ll happen in your own college, you know?” said Lone Star College student Daniel Flores.
The reports first came in Tuesday afternoon. The school immediately sent out an alert to students, faculty and staff that the campus was on lock-down and for everyone to take shelter immediately.
Eyewitnesses say the shooting happened near the library.
“I was on the third floor on the computers. I had barely sat down when I heard the shots. I heard like six gun shots. I don’t know how many, and I heard a guy say, ‘I’ve been shot! I’m shot!’ so we got up and ran to the back of the library,” said Lone Star College student Ellen Molina.
A spokesperson says three people were hurt. Right now, police have a person in custody, but it’s still unclear if that’s the shooter. There reportedly might be a second shooter still on the loose. Witnesses say that suspect ran from the school into a wooded area near the campus.
As of now, school officials say the situation is under control.