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4 wounded at USC campus shooting in Los Angeles

4 wounded at USC campus shooting in Los Angeles

November 2nd, 2012 in News

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of Southern California campus reopened Thursday after being shut down for three hours following a shooting at a Halloween costume party that left one man critically injured, three wounded and two in custody.

The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, where a long line of people were waiting to be checked into the party held by the Black Student Assembly.

A short time later, two men were apprehended by campus police and turned over to Los Angeles police, said LAPD Officer Sara Faden. Investigators were still interviewing the men at midmorning, Faden said.

Two men in the line of well over 100 people were arguing when one pulled a gun and opened fire, said USC police Capt. David Carlisle.

The most seriously injured man was hit several times and underwent surgery at a nearby hospital, Faden said. She said the three bystanders were treated for minor injuries and released.

None of those shot or detained were USC students, the captain added.

A gun was found near the shooting scene and will be tested to see if it was the weapon used, Faden said.