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3 Hurt In Community College Shooting North Of Houston


Updated, 2:40 p.m.: Lone Star College's North Harris campus near Houston has been evacuated and closed for the day, according to the community college's website.

​Updated, 2:26 p.m.: Three people have been injured in a shooting Tuesday at Lone Star College's North Harris campus near Houston, a police spokesman said.

One person has been taken into custody, the spokesman said. Officials told the Houston Chronicle that a second shooter was on the run.

One other development: Four nearby public schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution.

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Shots have reportedly been fired on a community college campus in the suburbs north of Houston.

The website of Lone Star College has an alert urging students and faculty at the college's North Harris campus to shelter in place, a little more than a month after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn.

No word yet on injuries or arrests. NPR's breaking-news blog The Two-Way is covering the story, and The Houston Chronicle is on it, too.

Rick Holter was KERA's vice president of news. He oversaw news coverage on all of KERA's platforms – radio, digital and television. Under his leadership, KERA News earned more than 200 local, regional and national awards, including the station's first two national Edward R. Murrow Awards. He and the KERA News staff were also part of NPR's Ebola-coverage team that won a George Foster Peabody Award, broadcasting's highest honor.