USC Thornton jazz student, 21, killed in apparent robbery attempt

Posted on: March 13, 2019

“A USC student who is the son of an Oakland city councilwoman was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt about a mile from the campus early Sunday,” write Laura Newberry and Suhauna Hussain in Monday’s (3/11) Los Angeles Times. “The victim was … identified … as Victor McElhaney, who was studying at USC’s Thornton School of Music…. Oakland Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney confirmed in a statement Sunday night that the 21-year-old is her son…. Three or four men in their 20s approached the victim at the corner of Maple Avenue and Adams Boulevard shortly after midnight in what appeared to be a robbery attempt, said Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was shot and the men fled in a vehicle, police said… McElhaney transferred to USC from Cal State East Bay in the fall of 2017… The jazz studies major was an active member of USC’s Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs. Before moving to Los Angeles, McElhaney was an instructor at Oakland Public Conservatory of Music.” No arrests have been made.

Posted March 13, 2019