As news broke about the Halloween shooting on USC’s campus Wednesday night, officials could confirm that Geno Hall, a former Crenshaw High football standout, was one of the victims shot.
We cannot confirm where he was shot or how serious it was, but he was indeed a victim.
Hall tweeted this photo of he and tens of friends arriving at the USC campus for a party, hosted by the Black Student assembly and sponsored by a production company called LA Hype, with a tagline of “There goes the neighborhood.”:
There goes the Neighborhoodinstagr.am/p/Rec1ICGCsX/
— oneG Hall (@Iam_Geno) November 1, 2012
In 2009, Hall was named the LA City football Player of the Year. He scored six touchdowns on punts or kickoff returns out of a total 15 all-purpose touchdowns. He caught 50 passes as a receiver and pulled double duty as a defensive back. Also named to the All-City First Team, alongside USC Trojans D.J. Morgan, Hayes Pullard, Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas and Washington’s Sean Parker. His Crenshaw Cougars were LA City Champs, going 14-1 that season.
The party he possibly attended was a costume party, free for USC students but open to non-students for a fee. The shooting occurred about an hour after he posted that photo. Within 10 minutes of the shooting, USC’s DPS and LAPD officers had arrived on the scene.
As we have more updates on the USC Halloween Shooting, we will bring them to you.