Police seek information in off-campus killing of USC student
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police and the family of a University of Southern California student killed during an off-campus robbery attempt have urged anyone with information to call investigators.
Authorities say 21-year-old Victor McElhaney was shot Sunday after leaving a market with friends.
Police Capt. Billy Hayes said during a Tuesday news conference that detectives are searching for three or four male suspects who fled in a newer model, dark-colored sedan.
The victim’s mother, Oakland City Councilwoman Lynette McElhaney, described her son as an inquisitive young man and a talented drummer who believed music could heal the world.
She said she doesn’t want him to be remembered as a homicide statistic.
His father, Clarence McElhaney, tearfully urged anyone with information to speak up.