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Shooting reported at Houston college, at least two wounded

January 22, 2013|By Matt Pearce

At least two people were wounded in a Tuesday shooting at Lone Star College in north Houston, according to initial reports.

Helicopter video, carried by CNN, showed at least one victim wearing a neck brace being wheeled on a stretcher to an ambulance.

CNN reported that a suspect was in custody but that could not be immediately confirmed.

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Students were shown jogging away, with their hands up, as police entered a building on or near the campus. Students were later shown walking calmly as police vehicles remained massed around the campus.

KTRK-TV reported that officials were focusing on the campus' library. The station showed a victim being wheeled into Ben Taub General Hospital after the shooting.

"We know that shots have been fired and we are in a shelter-in-place situation on the campus," Vicki Cassidy, manager of media relations for Lone Star College System, told the Houston Chronicle. "It's a pretty chaotic scene at this point in time."

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An alert posted on the school's website at 12:47 p.m. advised students, faculty and staff "to take immediate shelter where you are."

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said it would post more information on its Facebook account as it becomes available.

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