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CrimeSon of Oakland city councilwoman killed in Los Angeles

06:30  11 march  2019
06:30  11 march  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Victor McElhaney, 21, was shot after walking into a robbery in progress at a liquor store near the University of Southern California, where he was a student, NBC Bay Area reported.

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Law enforcement sources told NBC News that he was struck in the upper torso.

McElhaney was the son of councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney and a student at USC’s jazz studies program.

The school’s president, Wanda Austin, said McElhaney transferred to USC from California State University East Bay in the fall of 2017.

He was pursuing a degree in music and enjoyed mentoring young musicians, Austin said in a letter to students.

“He believed in the power of music to touch lives, to heal, and to bring hope,” she said.

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