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Halloween Bloodbath at USC

At the University of Southern California a Halloween party turned violent when a gunman opened fire, shooting one man “3 or 4 times” in the abdomen, and injuring four in total.

[The] victim was listed in critical condition at a local hospital. Three bystanders suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to local hospitals, officials said.

Michael L. Jackson, USC’s vice president for student affairs, issued a statement on the university’s website noting that campus security was monitoring the party, witnessed the shooting and was able to quickly apprehend the suspects.

He said that campus policy requires that student parties be open only to guests with student IDs from USC or another university…

The suspects and victims were not affiliated with the university but were likely on campus for a party at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.The details of the event were not immediately known, but Thomas said it was sponsored by a “university-affiliated group.”

Students said more than 100 people were outside the campus center when the shooting occurred, and described a chaotic scene that followed.

The campus was locked down immediately after the shooting, and students were advised via text message alert to stay inside. That lockdown was lifted a few hours later.

Read the full story at the Los Angeles Times.

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