3 shot at Lone Star College in North Harris County; Two suspects in custody

lone-star-crowd2by Michelle Homer

Three people were shot at Lone Star College Tuesday during an argument between a student and another man. Those two men both ended up with gunshot wounds and one of them shot and wounded a maintenance man who was an innocent bystander, according to acting Harris County Sheriff Armando Tello.

Lone Star College student Brittany Mobley said she saw the whole thing happen. “I saw two dudes basically get into an altercation and the dude that shot, he basically got angry and started shooting the other guy,” said Mobley. “A lot of people heard a lot of shots.”

Mobley said the suspect had the gun hidden in his clothes. “Basically, I seen the dude that shot him and as soon as I heard the bullets flying and the gun being fired off, then everyone started running and it was a hint for me to start running as well,” Mobley said.

The shooting happened in the central courtyard of the campus in the 2700 block of W.W. Thorne Drive in north Harris County. Mark Zaragosa, an EMT student, got some hands-on experience when he spotted two victims before police arrived.

“I actually had just come out of EMT class and I noticed that there were two downed victims so I stopped to render assistance,” Zaragosa said. “The two people that I took care of had just minor injuries. One gentleman had a gunshot to the knee and the shooter actually had an entry wound to the lower buttocks area.”

That suspect was handcuffed to a stretcher and taken to Ben Taub Hospital. A woman was also taken to the hospital after suffering a possible heart attack. The other suspect got away.

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