Carlton Berry, 22, has been identified by law enforcement as the suspected gunman in the shooting at Lone Star College's north Harris County campus, Jan. 22, 2013. (Harris County Sheriff's Office)
HOUSTON (ABC News) -- One of three men wounded in a shooting at a Houston college campus has been charged with assault.
Detectives identified the alleged shooter as Carlton Berry, 22, and charged
him with aggravated assault. Berry remains in the hospital and is being treated
for a gunshot wound, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Shots were fired on campus of the Lone Star College shortly before 1 p.m. CT
Tuesday, causing the campus to go into lock down and some students to be
evacuated, according to police.
Police have not identified the other man involved in the fight, but he was
also taken to a hospital.
Alan Bernstein with the Harris County Sheriff's Office told ABC News affiliate KTRK that Berry and the other man involved
in the fight are in police custody at the hospital. Bernstein said criminal
charges are still possible against the unidentified man.
A bystander who was identified as a maintenance man in his 50s was injured by
gunfire and also taken to a hospital. The family of the maintenance worker told
the college that he is expected to make a full recovery, according to KTRK.
A fourth individual, a woman in her mid-50s, suffered from a medical
condition during the incident and was hospitalized and is in stable condition,
the college said Tuesday.
Major Armando Tello of the Harris County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday
that one of the men involved in the altercation had student identification, but
police did not specify who.
Police said they received a call at 12:51 p.m. CT that there were shots fired
on the campus. When police arrived at 12:53 p.m., there was no longer an "active
shooter situation," they said.
Police immediately apprehended one person of interest and took another into
custody within about 90 minutes. The shooting took place in the center courtyard
of the campus between two buildings, according to Richard Carpenter, chancellor
of the Lone Star College system.
"I didn't think something like this could happen," Luis Resendiz, a student,
told The Associated Press. "You don't think about it happening to you."
Resendiz, 22, said he crouched in the room for about 20 minutes before being
allowed to leave.
The campus reopened about an hour and a half after the gunshots.
When the shots were fired, the school told all students to seek "shelter in
place" in messages and on their website. Officials evacuated some of the
students from campus buildings.
"We've had three training exercises for faculty and staff on what to do in an
event like this," Richard Carpenter, chancellor of Lone Star College, said.
The shooting comes only a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary
school in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 students and six staff members were shot,
sparking a wave of attempted copycat crimes in states like California and
The Connecticut shooting inspired calls from government officials including
President Obama for stricter gun control laws.