Four wounded in US campus shooting: police
LOS ANGELES/MADRID - Agence France-Presse
Revellers dressed up for Halloween play around in Times Square, New York November 1, 2012. REUTERS PhotoAt least four people were wounded overnight in a shooting on the campus of the University of Southern California, police said early today.
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 11:30 pm (0630 GMT) 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.
Three women killed in Madrid Halloween stampede
Three young women were crushed to death in a stampede at a Halloween celebration in Madrid apparently sparked when a partygoer threw a firework, police said today.
"Three victims were trampled to death and two others were injured," a police spokesman told AFP.
The disaster struck some time before 4 am at an indoor stadium that can accommodate thousands of people and had been transformed into a party venue for Halloween.
The victims were aged between 18 and 25, police said.
The deadly crush was apparently triggered when someone inside the stadium hurled a firework, the spokesman said, adding that the site had been evacuated and an investigation launched.