Carbons #2 and #4 are chiral centres themselves. There are four possible diastereoisomers:
If C2 and C4 have different configurations, which is the case in molecules A and D, then C3 is termed a pseudoasymmetric centre and labelled with a small 'r' or 's'. These diastereomers are meso compounds: although they contain chiral centres, they are not chiral, because they have an internal plane of symmetry.
On the other hand, in molecules B and C, C2 and C4 have the same configuration and C3 is not a chiral centre (and not a pseudoasymmetric centre either). These diastereomers are chiral, though: the chirality comes from C2 and C4.