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Reports of another shooting at US college

JUST ONE day after President Obama's inauguration, there have been reports of another shooting on a US college campus.

A spokesperson at Lone Star College in North Houston, Texas confirmed to ABC Newsthat shots have been fired on the campus.

Emergency responders are focused in the area around the campus library. There are unconfirmed reports of three people injured. Medical crews could be seen tending to at least two victims outside the building. Their conditions are not known, nor the nature of their injuries.

Students said two men were involved in a dispute in the library and both pulled out guns and began firing at each other. Law enforcement officials have not confirmed those accounts.

Officials have not said exactly how many people were shot and have not released the extent of injuries. Ben Taub Hospital said it was expecting two patients. Memorial Hermann Hospital said one person was transported by ambulance.

Houston news website KPRC news reports that authorities have detained one person and are searching for another suspect, who is believed to be black and between 18 to 20-years-old, who fled the area shortly after the shooting.

The campus is being evacuated. Some students said they heard gunshots when they were in cafeteria. They were told to leave campus.

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