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Chinese Tourist Killed During Robbery

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A tourist from Hong Kong was killed during a robbery in West Covina yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to the scene around 2:30 pm on a Friday, and they found a 28-year-old tourist from China had serious head injuries, according to City News Service. By then, the culprits had fled the scene. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, but his name has not been released.

The stabbing happened in the parking lot of an area shared by several restaurants in the 100 block of North Barranca Avenue, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The initial reports suggested he had been stabbed, but an autopsy for the man is pending. Officials said that the believe based on initial reports that there are two or three suspects.

Last year two USC grad students from China were killed in what has been called a "botched robbery" near USC.

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Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact West Covina police at (626) 939-8576.