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L.A. Now Live: Discuss latest developments in USC shooting

Times reporters Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. Thursday to discuss the latest developments on the shooting Wednesday night at USC that wounded four people, including one critically.

At a Halloween party sponsored by the Black Student assembly, an argument broke out between two men outside the Ronald Tutor Center, officials said. Moments later, one of the men pulled out a gun and shot the other man in the torso three or four times, they said.

Police identified the victim as Geno Hall, a former Crenshaw High School football star. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Three bystanders were also wounded with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Authorities said the two suspects were chased by campus security officers and were quickly taken into custody about 100 yards from the crime scene.

Asst. Chief John Thomas of the USC Department of Public Safety said at a news briefing Thursday morning that the shooting was "totally an isolated incident."

"There is no pending danger" to the university, he said.

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