Three injured in shooting at Texas college

 At least three people, including one gunman, have been injured in a shooting at a college in the US state of Texas, according to local media reports.
The incident occurred at a campus of Lone Star Community College, which is located in the Houston area, at about 12:30 p.m. local time (1830 GMT) on Tuesday.

Jed Young, a spokesman for the college, said one of the shooters was injured and was in police custody and the other had fled.

He added that two students had been injured in crossfire.

“At first glance it appears to be (a dispute) between two people,” Young said.

He went on to say that it was unclear whether the suspects were students.

On December 14, 2012, twenty children and six adult victims were fatally shot by a gunman — who later killed himself — at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in the town of Newtown in the US state of Connecticut. Earlier in the day, the assailant killed his mother in another location.

There have been reports that the twenty-year-old killer, Adam Lanza, suffered from a personality disorder, was on the antidepressant Prozac, and was fond of first-person shooter games.

Every year, more than 30,000 people are shot and killed in the United States.

The US averages 87 gun deaths each day as a function of gun violence, with an average of 183 injured, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Centers for Disease Control.

The year 2012 was a record setting year for gun sales in the US.

About 4.5 million firearms are sold annually in the United States at a cost of 2 to 3 billion dollars.


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