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Man, woman in BMW fatally shot near USC campus

This post has been updated. See below for more details.

Los Angeles police are investigating the slayings of a man and woman who were fatally shot early Wednesday about a mile from the USC campus.

LAPD sources said detectives were trying to determine whether the victims were students at USC.

The shooting was reported around 1 a.m. in the 2700 block of Raymond Avenue. Few details were immediately available. But officials said each of the victims, described as a male and female Asians in their early 20s, was shot at least once. They were in a BMW car when the incident occurred.

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Investigators did not immediately identify the victims or release a suspect description. 

Anyone who was in the area and might have witnessed the incident is urged to immediately call investigators with Southwest Area Homicide at (213) 485-2417.

Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477)


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[For the record, April 11, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.: An earlier version of this post included a map with an incorrect location of the slaying.]

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