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One Injured In Shooting Near USC Campus

Anna Sterling, Will Federman |
February 8, 2014 | 9:35 a.m. PST

News Staff

Scene at The Lorenzo apartment complex after a shooting injures one on Feb. 7th, 2014. (Photo via KNBC)
Scene at The Lorenzo apartment complex after a shooting injures one on Feb. 7th, 2014. (Photo via KNBC)

One person was injured in a shooting at The Lorenzo apartment complex near University Park Campus late Friday evening. The Los Angeles Police Department, which began its investigation in the early morning hours, is still searching for the suspected gunman.

The incident took place at a birthday party in an apartment unit not rented by anyone affiliated with USC and the victim, a non-USC student, was transported to a local hospital after suffering a gunshot wound. He underwent surgery and is listed in critical condition.

The Department of Public Safety initially issued a Trojan Alert at 11:37 p.m., warning students to take shelter at the luxury apartment community located at 325 Adams Blvd.

A Newton Community LAPD official told The Daily Trojan that "there might have been some sort of argument on a fourth floor patio." The victim, reported to be in his 20s, was celebrating his birthday when the gunman open fired twice, according to KTLA

The suspect, described by USC Department of Public Safety as a black male wearing camoflauge, fled the upscale student housing complex after the incident. He is still at large.

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The Lorenzo is privately owned and not affiliated with USC, but services hundreds of students less than a half mile away from the university campus.

The shooting comes just three days after one of the two men accused of shooting two USC graduate students in April 2012 pleaded guilty to murder charges, and during the ongoing trial of a 21-year-old man accused of shooting four at a USC campus Halloween party in Oct. 2012.

At 1:44 a.m., it was declared safe to resume normal activities at the luxury apartments, according to a Trojan Alert.


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