A maintenance worker was wounded in the crossfire during a shooting at a Texas community college on Tuesday, school and police officials say.The shooting on Lone Star College's North Harris campus began when an altercation involving two individuals escalated shortly before 1 p.m. local time, according to police. The maintenance worker suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is listed in serious condition. A second victim, thought to be a student, suffered an apparent heart attack during the incident. Both victims were conscious when they arrived at the hospital, officials said.
One of the suspects was taken into custody at the scene, while a second fled the campus on foot. According to a Harris County Sheriff's Maj. Armando Tello, five law enforcement agencies searched a wooded area near the school, where the second suspect was taken into custody. Both suspects, whose names were not released, were also wounded. Charges have yet to be filed.
Guns are not allowed to be carried on college campuses in Texas. But earlier this week, Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell introduced legislation that would allow students to carry concealed weapons "on university property for personal protection."According to the school's website, Lone Star College prohibits "knowingly, intentionally or recklessly" setting foot on school property with a firearm.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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