Both suspected Houston college shooters in custody

 

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UPDATE: 4 p.m. Authorities said both shooting suspects are in custody.
UPDATE: 2:53 p.m.
 – Authorities are focusing on a wooded area next to campus where they said the second shooter may have fled. 

UPDATE: 2:46 p.m. – 3 students wounded in Texas campus shooting. A fourth person suffered a heart attack. 

HOUSTON, Texas – A Texas college campus is on lockdown while authorities are investigating a reported school Tuesday reported around noon.

The SWAT team is now on the North Harris campus of Lone Star College, near Houston.

Officials said the “threat has been mitigated,” but the school is still being evacuated. 

Jed Young, executive director of Lone Star College, said he doesn’t believe anyone was killed in this shooting.

Officials said they believe the shooting was originally between two people and two others were shot in the crossfire. 

Young couldn’t confirm if they were two students or not. 

One shooter has been shot and is in custody. 

His or her identity has not been released. 

Young said the other suspected shooter fled the campus. 

So far, no official reports have been released concerning the number of people involved or if anyone has been injured or killed.

Officials said about 10,000 people are on campus daily. 

Notice Lone Star College sent to students, faculty and staff: 

ALERT: LSC-North Harris – Shelter in Place

 LSC-North Harris is under a shelter in place. Students, Faculty and Staff are advised to take immediate shelter where you are.

Posted 01/22/2013 at 12:47 pm

Lone Star College System is committed to providing a safe environment in which to learn, study, and work. We are better prepared for an emergency thanks to the many men and women here to serve you.

Other schools in the area have been placed on lockdown as a precaution.


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