Four shot at US campus Halloween party
on 01/11/2012 11:02:45
Two people were detained following the shooting shortly before midnight, said an official.
Los Angeles police say the four victims were rushed to hospitals after the shooting at Tutor Campus Centre. There was no immediate word on their conditions.
Reports say a dispute between two non-students led to the shooting.
The violence occurred outside the party attended by about 100 people. Police then declared the campus "shut down" and issued an alert urging students to remain indoors.
Campus police did not provide any details on the two people who were detained.
USC Department of Public Safety Capt David Carlisle says an argument between two men not tied to the school led to one of them pulling out a gun and shooting another person.
That victim was critically wounded. Three bystanders were taken to the hospital with less serious injuries.
USC sent a text alert telling students to stay inside. Hours later, another text said the threat was over and classes would go on as scheduled.