Police Probe 75 Cars Seeking Link to USC Killings

The killer likely walked up to the BMW the two were in and opened fire, killing Ying Wu and Ming, both 23-years-old from China

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    During a press conference at which police sought the public's help in finding the killers of two USC graduate students from China, police said they identified 75 vehicles that match the description of a dark sedan seen leaving the area after the crime. Angie Crouch reports from USC for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on April 13, 2012. (Published Saturday, Apr 14, 2012)

    Los Angeles police were investigating 75 cars to figure out if one of them was the getaway car involved in Wednesday's slaying of two electrical-engineering graduate students near the USC campus.

    The vehicles were seen in the West Adams area of Raymond Avenue near West 27th Street. Someone walked up to a car there after 1 a.m. Wednesday and opened fire, killing Ying Wu and Ming Qu, both 23-years-old from China.

    Detectives are pouring through surveillance video and have identified vehicles that match the description of a dark sedan seen leaving the area after the killings.

    Police were hoping a reward of $125,000 offered by the university will lead to the killer.

    "It’s the worst news that a parent could ever have,” said LAPD Deputy Chief Pat Gannon, his voice cracking with emotion during a press conference on Friday. “And I ask you, please, for your help.”

    No motive was established, but police were looking at the possibility that it was a bungled carjacking, among other theories. One assailant reportedly was seen leaving the site, police said.

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