February 7, 2016 | 70° | Check Traffic

Top News

Man sentenced in USC shooting that wounded 4

LOS ANGELES >> A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.

Brandon Spencer was convicted in February of four counts of attempted murder.

Prosecutors say Spencer was shooting at a rival gang member, hitting him and three others. They say the gang rival had wounded Spencer two years before.

City News Service reports Spencer pleaded for leniency in court on Friday, insisting he was not just a "gang-banger" and asking that he be given a second chance.

No one involved was a USC student but the shooting caused the university to beef up security and put restrictions on events held on the campus.

No comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.