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LAPD declares no shooting at USC, clarifying initial reports

A student rides his skateboard past an entrance to the University of Southern California (USC) campus in Los Angeles on April 11, 2012.
A student rides his skateboard past an entrance to the University of Southern California (USC) campus in Los Angeles on April 11, 2012.
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Los Angeles Police Department officers responded Monday to reports of a shooting at the University of Southern California. A university emergency alert instructed staff and students to shelter in place.

Within the hour, however, police confirmed that the campus was safe and that no shooting had occurred.

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Reports of a shooting were initially received at 12:17 p.m., according to the police department. 

According to the USC alert, officers searched Fertitta Hall, which is part of the university’s Marshall School of Business.

This story has been updated.