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A dispute between two men at a community college in the wooded northern outskirts of Houston led to a shooting on Tuesday that left four people hospitalized and touched off fears that the campus was the site of another mass shooting.
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Instead, the authorities said, the shooting, at Lone Star College’s North Harris campus, centered on an argument between two men, at least one of whom may have been a student or former student. Three people appeared to have been wounded by gunfire, including a maintenance worker who was shot in the leg. A fourth person, who was not shot, was taken to a hospital with medical problems.

Joshua Flores, a senior, was standing outside the cafeteria with friends when they heard gunshots. “We thought it was fireworks, so we didn’t go anywhere,” said Mr. Flores, 21. “And then a bunch of people came running our way, yelling: ‘The guy has a gun! Run! Run!’ ”
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An official with the Sheriff’s Office, Maj. Armando Tello, said there appeared to be only one gun involved. Major Tello was the acting sheriff because Sheriff Adrian Garcia was out of town.

The shooting shocked students, faculty members and administrators at the 200-acre campus. The school is in northern Harris County and about 30 minutes from downtown. It is so close to George Bush Intercontinental Airport that college officials said one can often look up and wave at the passengers.

Students said they did not realize that the shots were actually gunfire. Because the shooting occurred outdoors — in a center courtyard near the library and academic buildings, officials said — many heard the sounds. One student sitting at a table on the third floor of the library thought it was a book cart toppling.
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“Later we heard people screaming, and we knew it was gunshots,” said the student, Jonathan Moreno, 19, a freshman.

Mr. Moreno hid with other students in a back room on the third floor of the library in the moments after the shooting. “It was a scary thing,” he said. “Some people were panicking. Some lady was about to have like an asthma attack. There were some people crying.”
Boy they are playing this gun sh*t for all it's worth aren't they...?
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I'm sick of gun violence. This isn't the wild west anymore. It's about time the country grew up.
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I'm sick of gun violence. This isn't the wild west anymore. It's about time the country grew up.
Don't you think it's odd we are hearing about all these skirmishes lately?
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Don't you think it's odd we are hearing about all these skirmishes lately?
It's the media agenda right now. This story would have got 30 seconds or less on local Houston TV just a few months ago.
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Don't you think it's odd we are hearing about all these skirmishes lately?
I think it's odd that with all the gunstore empty, and a huge influx of firearms into the American homes, there is still no chaos suddenly all across the country with psychos shooting up innocent people.[/sarcasm]
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I'm sick of gun violence. This isn't the wild west anymore. It's about time the country grew up.
I'm sick of violence in general. Isn't it about time we started doing something about the source of the problem and stop wasting time money and effort on things that won't help.
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Didn't the criminal realize the campus was a gun free zone? Lock up the law abiding gun owners for the actions of this criminal.
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I'm sick of violence in general. Isn't it about time we started doing something about the source of the problem and stop wasting time money and effort on things that won't help.
Instead, sane, law-abiding people get advice form dumbasses who insist those people control their firearms. Hey, Kumbayahs! Go after the bad guys, and shoot them dead when they start their crap. Other than that, cram your advice in your poop chutes.
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Didn't the criminal realize the campus was a gun free zone?
For that matter, why have "drug free" zones if drugs get sold anyways...

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Lock up the law abiding gun owners for the actions of this criminal.
Quit with they hysteria.
The legislation that's being proposed has a grandfather clause.
"Law abiding gun owners" aren't going to be locked up.
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