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4 wounded, 2 in custody after shooting at USC Halloween party

Nov. 1, 2012, 8:23 a.m.

A screenshot from USC's TommyCam shows police sealing off the area where four people were shot Wednesday night. (Screenshot via TommyCam)


Four people were wounded at a USC party on Halloween night and two men are in custody after a man allegedly pulled a gun and opened fire.

KPCC reports that according to USC police Captain David Carlisle, an argument took place between two men outside a students-only party taking place in the Ronald Tudor Campus Center. As a result of that argument, around 11:30 p.m., shots were fired.

One man was shot several times and critically injured; three other bystanders were also wounded, but are expected to survive. None were USC students.

Two suspects were arrested about 10 minutes after the shooting took place, the captain told KPCC.

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, a campus-wide "shelter-in-place" alert email went out, but it was called off when the two men were arrested.

The Los Angeles Times reports that an email alert from the university sent out Thursday morning told students that "classes are in session," and said that according to Assistant Chief John Thomas of the USC Police Department, the shooting was "totally an isolated incident."

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