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Wednesday
Apr112012

Two USC Students from China Shot, Killed Near Campus

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A shooting at the University of Southern California early Wednesday morning left two international students dead.

Ying Wu and Ming Qu, both graduate students in their 20s, were shot at 1 a.m. while sitting in a BMW near campus.

Wu was shot through the front passenger seat of the car.  Qu ran for help but collapsed and was found on a nearby porch, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed. The car had several bullet holes and the driver’s side window was shattered.

Both students were transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.

One theory is that the incident was a possible carjacking gone wrong, but it is still under investigation.

“They have no motive, nothing is determined yet,” said Officer Christian Lata of the LAPD.  “Detectives are still casing the area; they don’t have suspects or any descriptions.”

There are no reliable witnesses, and detectives are looking into businesses that could have different video angles, said Lata.

“Our community is saddened and outraged by this callous and meaningless act,” said USC officials in a letter to the USC community.  “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims’ families and friends and all who knew them at USC.”

The shooting occurred in an area where security has been increased over the past several years, the statement said.

Both students were international students from China studying electrical engineering, according to USC.  The university is offering counseling.

If anyone has information about the information, the LAPD can be reached at 877-LAPD-24-7 or 877-527-3247.

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Wednesday
Nov162011

East Carolina University Locked Down on Report of Man Carrying Gun

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(GREENVILLE, N.C.) -- A lockdown at East Carolina University has been lifted, about three hours after police reported spotting a man with an assault rifle near the campus.

“The situation has ended and there is no threat to the campus at this time,” ECU news services office spokeswoman Jeannine Manning-Hutson told ABC News.

The school, located in Greenville, N.C., was on lockdown for about three hours following a security camera sighting of a man believed to be carrying an assault weapon, a backpack and a cowboy hat.

No one was taken into custody, but authorities are still investigating.

Manning-Hutson said Greenville police spotted the man on security cameras and reported the sighting to the ECU police.

No shots were fired and the ECU police is working with the Greenville Police Department and the Pitt County Sheriff’s Department to investigate the sighting.

At 10:11 a.m., the school sent out an alert reporting an armed individual and the instructions to “secure offices and buildings.”

Residence halls were locked and all campus buildings were searched by authorities.

The school has an enrollment of nearly 28,000 students.

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