November 1st, 2012
06:49 AM ET

Several injured at USC Halloween party shooting

[Updated 6:54 a.m. ET] A Halloween party erupted in gunfire that left several people wounded at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, campus officials said.

The shooting occurred during an argument between two men Wednesday night, according to Capt. David Carlisle of the university's department of public safety. Officials lifted a campus lockdown after a few hours.

One of the men arguing was critically wounded and three other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to Capt. David Carlisle of the university's department of public safety. The injured were taken to area hospitals.

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  1. EDZ

    Sad day for everyone. I am glad that it wasn't worse. With all this gun talk, people forget to assume that criminals get weapons illegally as well as legally. If we get rid of gun laws, it gives criminals more power. Granted, I think more stringent searches could possibly be done, but restricting people on the ability to purchase a weapon is extremely foolish. I just hope that everyone involved in the situation at hand recover quickly.

    November 1, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. josh

    what color were they?

    November 1, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • GJVT

      German, they were German-colored

      November 1, 2012 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. hubert39

    Not USC... So. Cal.

    November 1, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Gettinitright

    Off topic, but since when is USC the Univerity of Southern California at Los Angeles? Did they open another campus (or just trying to be more like UCLA :p. )?

    November 1, 2012 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dave

    Isn't this school supposed to be underwater? I thought the hurricane flooded it.

    November 1, 2012 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dave

    And if there school is ok, why are they having a party whilest their neighbors are flooded out.

    November 1, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cristy

    My daughter is a graduate student there. She was sent a text and had to be away for 3 hours before she could come home. She went home at 2:00am. I had zero sleep. She luckliy went to a festival in Santa Monica. Thank God.

    November 1, 2012 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      We are sending positive thoughts to her and all affected by hurricane Sandy. Be safe.

      November 1, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Name s kel

      Good luck to her.

      November 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. danny

    It was probably just a couple members of the football team out for a good time.

    November 1, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. Miked

    Legalizing pot will lower gun-related violence in America.

    November 1, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. Registered Offenders

    It's Halloween time again, the most exciting time of the year for child stalkers.
    Every state requires se x offenders to register, and that registry be made available to the general public. But how many parents check it before sending their kids to beg candy from strangers?
    Also, only one in 17 shoplifters ever get caught. Child stalkers are much more careful thand patient that shoplifters has been shown by the Joshua Carrier case where a police officer was on the force for seven long years before he finally got caught rayping boys...88 in one school year.
    So just knowing where the registered offenders live is no guarantee, but it's something we can do.

    November 1, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      As I have stated yesterday, most parents accompany their children when trick-or-treating.

      Trick-or-treating isn't going away, and I have never read, anywhere, that a pedophile has chosen a victim that way.
      If you have, please post the link; I'd be most interested in reading that.

      Most caring parents know the registry and who lives where in their community.
      Every parent with small children that I know check that registry often, especially if their child walks to school.
      A good reminder, though.

      These are college age kids, anyway, so the threat of pedophiles is much lessened, as they have learned, than that of gun violence.

      November 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. threat of pedophiles

    "child"...any person under the age of 18. Most parents do NOT accompany their 17 yr. old kids on Halloween. Get a clue.

    November 2, 2012 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. Common Sense.

    You guys are ALL dumb.
    1. USC is a university in California.
    2. Everyone totally went off topic with what happened.
    3. If you guys do not know whats going on or even KNOW where USC is,

    then you ALL need to go on into doing more research like what we used to do in this place called "school"
    and educate yourself on some real knowledge, geography, and factual events.

    What are you uninformed people doing on websites like these ??

    November 3, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
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