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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Shooting at USC Campus: Halloween Party Turns Violent

South Los Angeles: An argument between party crashers outside a Halloween bash at the University of Southern California late Wednesday ended with a shooting that critically injured one man, wounded three and triggered a campus-wide phone-email-text alert for students to shelter in place.

About 10 minutes after the 11:30 p.m. shooting outside the Ronald Tudor Campus Center, two men were arrested by campus police and turned over to Los Angeles police.

Two men were arguing when one of them pulled a gun and opened fire, said USC police Capt. David Carlisle. One man was shot several times and critically wounded and three bystanders were wounded with non-life threatening injuries. None of those shot or arrested were USC students, the captain added.

The student alert was lifted about three hours later and students were advised a normal class schedule was planned Thursday.  Police said a 17-year-old boy was critically wounded with gunshot wounds to the chest and a leg. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the foot and a 25-year-old man was struck in the buttocks.

Los Angeles Firefighter Paramedics sprang into action quickly treating the trauma patients within minutes. A command post was set up in the quad as police searched for armed suspects.Photos Zimmerman Media LLC 2012, USC Shooting.