Huge Turnout at Memorial for USC Student Killed Near Campus

March 20, 2019 - 8:11 am

There was a large turn out for a memorial at USC for a student gunned down about a mile and a half from campus. 

Musician Victor McElhaney was shot just after midnight on March 10 near a liquor store.

Nearly 700 hundred friends, family members and USC faculty staff were on hand as his father described his son's love of music.

McElhaney was a jazz studies student at USC’s Thornton School of Music and was an active member of the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs.

The LAPD has not announced any arrests in the case.

McElhaney, 21, is the son of Oakland Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Zachary Wald, the councilwoman's chief of staff, told the Los Angeles Times.

McElhaney was part of a group of 7 to 9 young men who were in the area at midnight Saturday. Mc Elhaney and another man went into a liquor store at the location, and when they came out, they were confronted by three men who tried to rob them -- one of them shot Mc Elhaney and then ran off to a car and left.

The investigation has now grown to up to 15 detectives working the case, and they have interviewed the man who was with McElhaney and the other people who were with them. The focus now involves a search in a several block area for video footage from businesses with cameras to see if they captured any images of the suspects leaving the area or of the car they may have used.

-AP and KNX 1070