Two Seriously Injured in Texas Campus Shooting

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By Ellen Kurt

HOUSTON, Texas - A shooting on the campus of Lone Star College in Houston, Texas, this afternoon caused the school to be locked down and evacuated while police searched for suspects.

Police officials who spoke on campus at 3 p.m. Tuesday said shots were fired on the campus and at least three people were shot. At least one person of interest is in custody, they said.

Two individuals with multiple gunshot wounds are in serious condition at Ben Taub Hospital, according to ABC News affiliate KTRK.

Emergency responders are currently on campus.

A statement on the school's website advised students and faculty to "shelter in place," wherever they are on campus. It gave no details of the shooting situation.

The shooting comes only a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 students and six staff members were shot, sparking a wave of attempted copycat crimes in states like California and Indiana.

The Connecticut shooting inspired calls from government officials including President Obama for stricter gun control laws.
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