Three wounded following US college shooting

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There was a lockdown on a US college campus as three people, including two students were injured during a shooting in Texas.

The latest incident happened at the Lone Star community college in a suburb of Houston when, according to authorities one man opened fire on another during an apparent argument, hitting people nearby.

A 22-year-old man was later charged with aggravated assault. He was named as Carlton Berry.

The two people involved in the argument were treated in hospital, including a woman with student identification with a medical issue that was not a gunshot wound, authorities said. A maintenance worker who had been standing nearby was shot in the leg.

A student described seeing the man with a gun: “He had it hidden in his clothes. After that he pulled it out and started shooting the other guy. He accidentlly shot another dude. But he didn’t mean to, I guess, shoot the other dude. But he shot two or three other people.”

The shooting at the community college was the latest incident at a US school since a gunman massacred 20 children and six adults in Connecticut in December.

President Barack Obama has signalled his intention to strengthen gun laws in the US and is proposing a ban on military-style assault weapons.