Three People Shot at Houston-Area Community College, Police Say

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Three people were wounded Tuesday afternoon when gunfire erupted at a Houston-area community college, law enforcement officials said.

Authorities confirmed at a news conference  that two "persons of interest" were involved and wounded in an altercation at the North Harris campus of Lone Star College. A maintenance worker at the college was also shot in the leg during the crossfire, said Maj. Armando Tello, acting sheriff for the Harris County Sheriff's Office. School officials say the worker, in his mid-50s, was in stable condition.

Police later said Carlton Berry, 22, was charged with aggravated assault. He remained in the hospital early Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff's Office Director of Public Affairs Alan Bernstein told NBC News.

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