Lone Star College Shooting: Argument Escalated to Gunfire on Texas Campus, Police Say

Authorities have released new information on the developments leading to Tuesday's shooting at a suburban Houston college campus that left three wounded, including the gunman.

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Students wait outside an entrance to the Lone Star College North Harris campus after a shooting on campus.

Authorities have released new information on the developments leading to Tuesday’s shooting at a suburban Houston college campus that left three wounded, including the gunman.

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Carlton Berry, 22, was arrested in connection with the shooting, which police say started as an argument between two men near the library of Lone Star College’s campus in North Harris County. Berry, police say, opened fire wounding two others, the Houston Chronicle reported. He also suffered a self-inflicted wound, shooting himself in the hip as he drew his weapon. It is unclear if the other two victims were the intended targets of the shooting. A female student also suffered an unspecified medical problem after the shooting.

Police say Berry was taken from the campus for medical treatment by paramedics. The two victims identified him as the shooter. There had been initial reports of a second gunman, but now authorities do not know if an accomplice was linked to the shooting.

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Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Thomas Gilliland said the two victims have non-life threatening injuries and have not been fully interviewed. Police are still unclear on what started the argument, or why it became a shooting.

Berry is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on $60,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear before a judge on Thursday. Classes on Lone Star’s campus resumed Wednesday after the campus lockdown was lifted the day after the shooting, according to the school’s website.

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Thank god Texas is so adamant about permitting guns on campus, right?


Somewhere Darwin is nodding slyly.