Three shot at college in Texas

Three people have been wounded after a shooting at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. The alleged gunman has been arrested.

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Sheriff: 'Active shooter scene' at US college

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia tweeted:

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HCSO has an active shooter scene working at Lone Star Community College on WW Thorne. Please avoid the area if possible. Details to come.

He said his team was preparing to brief the media:

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HCSO patrol deputies and High Risk Operations Unit on scene at Lone Star Community College, scene is hot. Media briefing is being prepared.

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Local police: Emergency services at scene of shooting

Harris County Sheriff's Office has posted a message on its Facebook page confirming that local emergency services are at the scene of the shooting at a college in Houston in Texas:

Our deputies are responding to a report of a shooting at the North Harris campus of Lone Star College.

So law enforcement and other emergency respondders are on the scene dealing with the reported situation.

We will post more info once it becomes available.

The site below has posted an emergency alert.

We urge students, faculty and their friends and loved ones to be calm and monitor news media reports.

Student saw 'three people arguing' before shooting

Speaking to local Houston TV station Sky 2, Lone Star student Jesus has described what he saw on the campus:

I saw three people just arguing, but I didn't pay attention I thought they were playing around.

A minute after I passed by the library and I listening to all the shooting and I looked back and I saw people running towards me and I grabbed, my teacher fell, and I grabbed her and we took her out of the building.

I didn't see the shooting I just heard someone screaming then after that I heard the shots.

Student: 'There was a lot of blood on the floor'

Speaking to Houston TV station ABC 13, one Lone Star student said he saw two injured people in the aftermath of the shooting and near one there was a man in handcuffs:

I was in the library studying, out of nothing I heard five gunshots I think.

People came running in the library, the librarian came to us and didn't want us to go outside, they kept us for like 30 minutes, then evacuated us

When we were getting out there was a lot of blood on the floor. I saw a guy on the floor, I think he was shot in the leg, I saw him, he was conscious.

There was one inside the building and one outside and beside him there was one guy in handcuffs.

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