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Police identify 75 cars that may be connected to USC killings

April 13, 2012 |  3:55 pm

 Los Angeles police reviewing video surveillance footage from the night two USC students were fatally shot have identified 75 vehicles that fit the description of a car seen speeding away from the neighborhood moments after the killings.

LAPD Deputy Chief Pat Gannon said detectives were trying to determine the ownership of each of the vehicles.

"We're figuring out their registrations and seeing if the vehicles have been involved in any other crimes or if the owners have been involved in any other crimes," Gannon said.

Ming Qu and Ying Wu, graduate students from China studying electrical engineering, were shot and killed less than a mile from campus about 1 a.m. Wednesday. They were double-parked in the 2700 block of Raymond Avenue.

There are numerous security cameras in the surrounding area, Gannon said, including USC cameras, city transportation cameras and business cameras. USC also has about 70 cameras and 50 license plate recognition cameras in the community.

USC announced a $125,000 reward Friday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman.

Police said that some items are missing from the victims, and robbery may have been the motive.

Wu was shot once in the chest. Qu was shot multiple times, including in the head, police said. At some point, Qu got out of the car and attempted to get help. He collapsed on a nearby porch before being able to get help.

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