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4 wounded in shooting at USC Halloween party

An argument caused the gunfire, critically injuring 1 and wounding 3 bystanders

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Police say two men apprehended after a Halloween shooting on the University of Southern California campus are still being interviewed and three of the four people wounded have been released from the hospital.

LAPD Officer Sarah Faden says one victim remains hospitalized in critical condition. None of those involved are USC students.

She also says a weapon was recovered near the shooting scene outside a Halloween party but investigators will have to test it to determine if it was the one used in the attack.

Students were told to shelter in place with a campus-wide alert issued minutes after the 11:30 p.m. shooting Wednesday. It was lifted three hours later and students were advised classes would be held as scheduled Thursday.

Two men were arguing when one of them pulled a gun and opened fire, said USC police Capt. David Carlisle. One man was shot several times and critically wounded and three bystanders were wounded with non-life threatening injuries, he said.

Carlisle said about 100 people attended the student-only party, sponsored by a student group. Dozens more were outside.

"This is the first violent crime we've had on campus this year," Carlisle said.

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