Reputed Gang Member Charged In Campus Shooting

LOS ANGELES (November 5, 2012)--A reputed gang member was charged Monday with four counts of attempted murder in a shooting outside a Halloween party on the University Southern California campus that left four people wounded, one critically.

Brandon Spencer, 20, of Inglewood, Calif., was named in the complaint filed Monday by Los Angeles County prosecutors.

The party attended by hundreds of people was sponsored by a student organization, but neither the shooter nor the victims were students at USC.

The felony complaint says the shootings were committed for the benefit and at the direction of a criminal street gang.

If convicted, Spencer could go to prison for life.

The shootings occurred despite a strengthening of security following the April slayings of two Chinese graduate students about a mile from the school.


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