Multiple people shot at Lone Star College
One suspect in custody, search for second possible shooter in Houston
- Duration 6:57
- Date Jan 22, 2013
One suspect in custody, search for second possible shooter in Houston
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This breaking news out of Houston.
Lone star college and here's what we've been able to put together.
This is from law enforcement from -- the school administrator there and others here's what we believe happened there was a dispute going on for.
Between a number of students maybe two maybe more at least two.
It's our understanding suddenly at least one person produced a -- maybe two people produced a gun.
The dispute may have been among multiple people the shooting among two people anyway as -- administrator at this college but that is a big school.
This is in the university but has like 181000 students they haven't no guns policy -- is the sort of -- state -- in on this college no guns allowed.
And it's our understanding from the administrator and law enforcement -- what happened was the dispute carried into the hallways between classes.
As as the administrator of the lone star college put it.
A couple of -- it's got caught in the crossfire.
Some of the injuries were told may be quite serious.
One of the gunmen if there is more than one we're not sure but a gunman is in custody and is injured.
Was the gunman shot we're not sure but the gunman according to the authorities was injured.
There's another person who was involved either in the dispute.
Or in the shooting who escaped to a nearby wooded area this campus is surrounded on a couple of sides not surround it is bordered on a couple of sides by woods.
A number of students report they saw.
Someone with a red sweatshirt on March singled going into these woods so they're looking for someone who may be shooter may -- wanted for questioning but is not on campus.
They're evacuating this campus and other -- it's it's our understanding.
The shooting happened about a little over an hour ago it's just 1 minute past 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the school.
And now on the phone -- this is -- Cassidy the lone star college media relations manager.
Vicki what and what more can you tell us -- of the of the above can correct anything.
You have as much information -- I have at this point in time -- you know that.
And it was between two individuals and three people were shot one of those and was the -- And and two others -- it is I and don't have information on the conditions have any of the people that have been shot at this point in time.
Nearby hospitals tell local media organizations that one is very serious one maybe critical we don't know if one was the shooter now.
-- can you can we were listening to your administrator earlier on another network can you confirm whether the shooter who is in custody was a student.
Cannot at this point in time.
Can you confirm whether the two victims who were classified or characterized as being quote caught in the crossfire unquote were students.
I believe that they are and yes that's -- it's my -- it's my understanding that this happened in an area which includes.
A library ended administration building is that right.
Yet at a track it did though it seems sort of unclear exactly where the shooting might have happened whether it might have happened in multiple places is that fair.
Yes I -- so so it's possible from the early reporting from students and other witnesses.
That a shooting began that -- -- -- the dispute and the shooting may have the we're not sure yet moved from one place to another nearby place.
Track it's and I've heard from a number of different local reports that there are questions about whether this may be gang related is that something which is about what you have some questions.
I I can't comment on that at this point in time.
I don't know the answer to that we are certainly gathering as much information which in on the situation -- -- county -- but -- Again the key Cassidy on the line with the sees -- administer -- is the media relations person for.
For the college or among them if it's my understanding that when the shooter was taken into custody the shooter was injured is that right.
Not attract one of the -- -- injured and was that shooter who is in custody shot in the leg.
I don't know where he and shooter was.
Shot at I don't have that information different meaning and I thought that.
But I know that I would you can't help what you don't know I'm just glad -- -- clarified what we do and don't know it's also my understanding that the shooter who is in custody.
Had in his possession a weapon at the time is that right.
I don't have information on that I Arab outside -- don't apologize week we will be able to get that at some point from law enforcement I'm sure and it's also my understanding -- that this is an active situation.
There's there's a lockdown and an evacuation orders -- right.
That is correct we added we've just been told -- in that manner that they believed that that danger has been mitigated and that situation is currently under control.
They are starting Q do you evacuations but the building is clear the camp that currently.
And they're asking Matt in his hands he can't leader just not do -- -- impact.
We've heard from multiple witnesses as they describe themselves.
That they saw someone going into the woods and that you guys may have -- very minimum some questions from whoever this male subject is -- -- in the woods is that fair.
Yes and I do you know that it -- There is believed that and one of the shooters didn't pan Lee and at that police -- in -- event and other shooter.
Ricky does it sound to you is it to students had an argument it spilled out in -- open places they started shooting and others got shot.
I can't I can't confirm that and but it it certainly in his backpack could be 8 -- one of those situations yes.
Have there been incidents reported on campus.
Of gang activity or -- concerns about weapons on a campus which is my understanding is -- no gun zone.
Now -- actually we have been and had anything like that and the -- About a round what time was isn't -- 1 o'clock.
And we knew we were told it happened around about thirty.
This afternoon I don't have -- backhand but I believe that the putt from about a thirty.
So 12:30 central 1:30 eastern time and as we look at aerials from our station KR IV fox in Houston it appears that the police presence is considerable.
Yes it and -- do you know how many people have been transported.
I do not capped -- inflation wary of making it is my understanding that -- two of the students transported.
Went to a trauma center I believe it's called Texas hospital -- -- I'm not sure about that but I know it's the area trauma center which is farther away from campus and other hospitals would suggest there injuries could be quite serious.
That a chair that -- op -- very protocol and he's been with and several trauma patients ready Q Eric can you several hospitals and our -- medical -- Vicki Vicki it is there anything else we should know -- is -- anything else parents or students should know at this moment.
We learned -- college that -- doing everything that we can't cure the situation and we understand the concern we are.
We are trying to get out accurate information.
Act quickly as possible.
We want everyone know that we are doing about we can.
You make sure everyone is safe and secure and can't -- And we will be communicating and information act quickly if we can't with the collective mission that we -- -- many thanks channel third.