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Several people shot at USC Halloween party; gunman sought

November 1, 2012 | 12:17 am

Several people were shot late Wednesday during a Halloween party at the USC campus, and authorities are searching for the gunman.

LAPD sources said the incident occurred outside the party. It was unclear whether the victims or the gunman were students at the campus.

Police officers were swarming the area. USC urged people on campus to shelter in place and keep their doors closed.

The condition of the victims was not immediately known.

USC said on its Twitter feed that the LAPD had confirmed a shooting at the campus center and included a photo of police taping off an area.

In April, two graduate students were fatally shot in what authorities said was a botched robbery a few miles from the campus.

The deaths stunned the university, which announced a string of new security measures.

Two men were arrested in May and charged with those killings.


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Here are some curated photos from social media taken at the USC campus in the wake of the shooting: