Three People Shot At Houston-Area College, Gunman On Loose

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 2:44 pm
By: News 9

At least three people have been shot at a college campus in Texas. It happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lone Star Community in North Harris County in Houston, according to Precinct 4 deputy constables.

Dozens of law enforcement officers are searching for the gunman who got away. One of the places they are searching is a wooded area north of the campus.

Witnesses say two males were arguing when one of them pulled a gun and opened fire. At least three people were wounded, including the man involved in the argument, according to witnesses.

Lone Star College student Brittany Mobley said she saw the whole thing happen.

"I saw two dudes basically get into an altercation and the dude that shot, he basically got angry and started shooting the other guy," said Mobley. "A lot of people heard a lot of shots."

Mobley said the suspect had the gun hidden in his clothes.

"Basically, I seen the dude that shot him and as soon as I heard the bullets flying and the gun being fired off, then everyone started running and it was a hint for me to start running as well," Mobley said.

KHOU 11 News stringer Lloyd Overcash saw one male being brought out of the library on a stretcher. He was reportedly handcuffed to the stretcher, according to witnesses.

Mark Zaragosa, an EMT student, got some hands-on experience when he spotted two victims before police arrived.

"I actually had just come out of EMT class and I noticed that there were two downed victims so I stopped to render assistance," Zaragosa said. "The two people that I took care of had just minor injuries. One gentleman had a gunshot to the knee and the [other] actually had an entry wound to the lower buttocks area."

One student said she and other people dove under their desks when they heard the gunshots.

The campus is on lockdown, but students and faculty are being allowed to leave. No one is being allowed to enter the campus.