Two Chinese graduate students from the University of Southern California were shot around 1:00 am yesterday while sitting in a double-parked BMW in an area southwest of downtown Los Angeles, said the LA Police Department, AFP reported.
The electrical engineering students, in their early 20s, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The woman was found slumped in the passenger seat, while the man was on the steps of a nearby house.
USC officials later identified the female victim as Ying Wu, and the man as Ming Qu. The motive for the shootings was unclear, but it may have been a bungled carjacking, he said. One attacker was seen leaving the scene.
(China.org.cn April 12, 2012)