A shooting on a Texas community college campus wounded three people Tuesday and sent students fleeing for safety as officials placed the campus on lockdown, officials said. Harris County Sheriff’s Maj. Armando Tello said authorities had detained a person of interest.
“We do have we believe 3 people injured at this time. We also have a person of interest that’s being detained at this time,” Tello said. He gave no further details.
The nature of all the injuries was not clear.
The second shooter fled the campus, according to college spokesman Jed Young. Neither police nor Young said whether the second shooter had been apprehended, and it was not clear if the two people involved in the shooting were students.
The shooting took place on the North Harris campus of the community college system, and the campus was evacuated, officials said.
Four schools in the Aldine district near Lone Star College were locked down, said Leticia Fehling, a spokeswoman for the district. Officials have closed several roads near the college and school buses were not able to enter the area, she said.
The Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, according to its website. Student enrollment is 90,000 and there are six colleges in the system.
There have been three separate shootings at schools and colleges in the United States in the past two weeks.