Reputed gang member charged in USC shootings

AP News

11/5/2012 10:15:19 PM - AP News
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 22-year-old reputed gang member is pleading not guilty to four counts of attempted murder for allegedly opening fire outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus.Brandon Spencer of Inglewood made a brief court appearance Monday and was ordered held on $2.4 million bail.Attorney James Simmons told reporters there are identity issues surrounding his client. He suggested that witnesses gave conflicting accounts to police.Simmons said Spencer has no criminal record and had been scheduled to begin classes Monday at UCLA in a nursing and EMT program. He declined to comment on whether he was a gang member.Four people were wounded, one critically, at the party attended by hundreds of people. It was sponsored by a student organization but the victims were not USC students.