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Vigil Held for Slain USC Graduate Students

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A vigil was held at USC last night for two students who were shot and killed near campus.

NBC Los Angeles reports that hundreds of mourners showed up to honor Ming Qu and Ying Wu, both 23-year-old electrical engineering students. Qu and Wu were international students from China.

The shooting took place early Wednesday morning. Qu and Wu were sitting in a BMW on Raymond Avenue in South L.A. when an unidentified suspect fired at them, killing Wu as she sat in the passenger seat. According to KTLA, Qu managed to get out of the car and run for help, but was shot again and killed.

While many friends and classmates of the two students vented their feelings at the vigil, Neon Tommy reports that some who knew Qu and Wu didn't show up because they were tired of being asked repeatedly by the media about the car that the two happened to be in when they were killed.

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"Actually the two of them were very frugal," student Jia Silu told the student news site. "Wu shared a room with another girl to save rent. Those who said the BMW was $60,000 have no conscience. It is a total lie."