4 wounded in US campus shooting

2012-11-01 13:02

Los Angeles - At least four people were wounded overnight in a shooting on the campus of the University of Southern California, police said early on 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 23:30 local time on 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.

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-11-01 13:09

    Jeez what's going on with these kids in America, it's almost becoming an epidemic.

  • Jeremy - 2012-11-01 13:22

    To all those advocates of unrestricted gun ownership - this is what happens when anyone can own a gun! There may be occasional student protests on SA campuses, but I can't recall any idiots going around shooting people just for the hell of it - as seems to happen fairly regularly in the US!

      tom.guy.37669528 - 2012-11-01 14:06

      If an idiot wants a gun, an idiot is gonna get a gun. Legally or not. Don't punish the people legitimately using the weapons for self defense, for the work of idiots. America was founded on the principles of the right to be armed. For a good reason.

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