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Man, woman shot and killed near USC

April 11, 2012, 8:31 a.m.

Police say the shooting happened on the 2700 block of Raymond Avenue, near 27th Street (pictured above). (Credit: Google Maps)

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a man and a woman shot and killed near USC early Wednesday morning were students attending the university from China.

The shooting occurred at about 1 a.m. in the 2700 block of Raymond Avenue near 27th Street in what police are saying was a possible attempted robbery. According to the Times, officials said both victims – described as Asians in their early '20s – were shot at least one time in their car, a BMW.

Both were taken to California hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Police are withholding their names until their families are notified, and as of press time investigators had not released a suspect description.

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