Injured man charged in Texas Lone Star Community College shooting

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Houston, TX, United States (4E) – A 22-year-old man injured during the shooting Tuesday afternoon at the Lone Star Community College in North Harris County, Texas has been charged with assault.

Authorities said Carlton Berry, who is still in the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound, has been charged with aggravated assault after shots erupted on campus around 1 p.m. that caused a lockdown and evacuation of some students.

Another man involved in the fight was also brought to the hospital.

Alan Bernstein, from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, told KTRK that Berry and the other man, who is expected to be charged, were under police custody at the hospital.

Officials said that a maintenance man in his 50s was also wounded and rushed to the hospital while a woman in her mid-50s, who suffered a medical condition during the incident, remained in stable condition at the hospital.

Major Armando Tello of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department revealed that one of the men involved in the disturbance holds a student identification.

Police received a call at 12:51 p.m. about shots fired on campus and when they arrived, the shooting have stopped and they immediately detained a person of interest while another was apprehended a few hours later.

Richard Carpenter, chancellor of the Lone Star College system, said the incident happened in the center courtyard of the campus between two buildings and the campus reopened less than two hours after the gunshots.

The school instructed all students to seek shelter in place in messages and on their website when gunfire erupted as officials started the evacuation of some students.

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