Four wounded in Halloween shooting at Los Angeles campus

Four wounded in Halloween shooting at Los Angeles campus
Los Angeles:  At least four people were wounded overnight in a shooting on the campus of the University of Southern California, police said early Thursday.

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed there had been a shooting on campus and said four people had been taken to hospital, but could not immediately provide further details.

USC said on its website that a suspect was in custody following the shooting, which occurred at 11:30 pm (0630 GMT) Wednesday.

The campus emergency website urged students to stay away from the area, citing an "ongoing police investigation."

The LA Times reported that "several" people were shot at a Halloween party on the campus.

The private university in Los Angeles has more than 38,000 students and boasts the largest number of international students of any US university.

Story First Published: November 01, 2012 14:14 IST

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