Tue, Jan 22, 2013
Multiple people have been shot at a north Harris County college, and a second suspect may be on the loose, Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables said.
Investigators said the shooting happened at Lone Star College’s North Harris campus, 2700 West W. W. Thorne Drive near Aldine Westfield shortly after noon on Tuesday.
Officials have not said exactly how many people have been shot or the extent of their injuries. Memorial Hermann Hospital said one person was transported by ambulance.
Deputy constables said they have at least one person detained, but have not said if that person is a suspected shooter.
Investigators said a second suspect, an 18- to 20-year-old black male wearing a red shirt and Falcons cap, fled north of campus to a nearby subdivision. Deputies are actively searching for him.
Armed Harris County sheriff’s deputies searched buildings and vehicles for anyone who may be involved in the shooting.
A shelter-in-place was ordered at the college. Students, faculty and staff were told to stay where they are.
Aldine Independent School District officials said four nearby campuses, Dunn Elementary, Parker Intermediate, Nimitz 9th grade campus and Nimitz High, were placed on lockdown as a precaution. School district officials said there is no reason to believe a shooter is on any of those campuses, but the lockdown was issued for precautionary measures.
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