South L.A. Shooting Victim Prompts LAPD Response at USC

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Police responded to an intersection next to USC Wednesday morning in response to an apparent gang-to-gang shooting that occurred more than 20 blocks away in South Los Angeles.

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File photo of an entrance to the University of Southern California campus, shown in 2012. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Officers went to 36th Street and Vermont Avenue (map), next to Gate 6 at the western edge of campus, after a gunshot victim drove to the area following a shooting, according to a spokesman with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.

The victim had been shot near 57th Street and Vermont Avenue and then drove north to the USC area, the spokesman said.

An ambulance was called for the victim near the USC-adjacent location, and the man was taken to a hospital, police said.

The victim told police shots were fired by someone in a gold Mercedes-Benz, according to LAPD. No further details were immediately available.

The University of Southern California addressed the incident on Twitter, saying Gate 6 was closed because of a medical emergency that occurred away from campus.

KTLA’s Steve Bien contributed to this article.

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