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2 arrested in killings of Chinese students in L.A.

2012-05-19 02:58:26 GMT2012-05-19 10:58:26(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on May 18, 2012 shows the site of a press conference at LAPD Headquarters in Los Angeles, the United States. Two suspects have been arrested in the killings of two Chinese graduate students studying at the University of Southern California (USC), both the Los Angeles mayor and police chief announced Friday. (Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong)

Los Angeles City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (3rd L) and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Charlie Beck (1st R) attend a press conference at LAPD Headquarters in Los Angeles, the United States, May 18, 2012. Two suspects have been arrested in the killings of two Chinese graduate students studying at the University of Southern California (USC), both the Los Angeles mayor and police chief announced Friday. (Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong)

A police officer from Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) introduces detailed information about the case at LAPD Headquarters in Los Angeles, the United States, May 18, 2012. Two suspects have been arrested in the killings of two Chinese graduate students studying at the University of Southern California (USC), both the Los Angeles mayor and police chief announced Friday. (Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong)

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Two suspects have been arrested in the killings of two Chinese graduate students studying at the University of Southern California (USC), the Los Angeles Police Department announced Friday.

The arrest came after the parents of the two Chinese students filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the USC on Wednesday.

Wu Ying and Qu Ming, both 23 and second-year graduate electrical engineering students from China, were shot and killed near the USC campus at around 1 a.m. local time (0800 GMT) on April 11, while sitting in a car on the 2700 block of Raymond Avenue, where the female victim once lived.

Wu was found shot in the front passenger seat of the car. Qu tried to run and call for help, but he collapsed and was found on a nearby porch, police said.

The USC have announced a 125,000 dollar reward two days after the tragedy for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever gunned down the two Chinese students. Days later, the city of Los Angeles also offered 75,000 U.S. dollars in reward for information over the killing.

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