In announcing a $125,000 reward in the killing of two Chinese USC grad students, Los Angeles police officials said Friday that they hope to identify an assailant in dark clothing and a dark-colored car that sped away moments after the attack.
The slayings may have been a robbery gone wrong, authorities said. LAPD Deputy Police Chief Pat Gannon said items are missing that belonged to the students, who were shot on a residential street less than a mile west of the campus early Wednesday.
"There is property unaccounted from the victims," Gannon said at a news conference to announce the reward offered by USC for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer. Gannon declined to describe the items.
An LAPD-FBI homicide task force is also part of the investigation into the killings of Ming Qu, 23, and Ying Wu, 23, two graduate students in electrical engineering.