It has been reported today that a 21-year-old University of Southern California Thornton School of Music student has been fatally shot and killed during an attempted robbery near the school’s Los Angeles campus on Sunday evening.
It is understood Victor McElhaney, a jazz studies major and percussionist at the conservatory, was approached by three or four men on the corner of Maple Avenue and Adams Boulevard, approximately one mile from the school’s campus, before being shot.
The musician was taken to a nearby hospital but died the following morning, a LA Police spokesperson has said.
The suspects are still at large, the police have indicated.
Our condolences are with Victor’s family, friends and colleagues.