USC: Student Found Shot, Killed in Car

The shooting occurred at about 1 a.m. in the West Adams District of Los Angeles

The University of Southern California has issued an alert to students after one of two people found shot in a car in Los Angeles early Wednesday was identified as a USC student.

The bodies of a man and a woman were found in the BMW south of 27th Street near South Raymond in what's considered the West Adams District.

The female victim was identified as a USC student, according to an alert sent by campus police.

Investigators are trying to determine what led to the shooting that occurred at about 1 a.m.

"We have detectives fanned out in all directions," said Commander Andrew Smith. "The vehicle is being taken back to the crime lab for processing to see if we can get a fingerprint."

A carjacking is only one of many possible motives detectives are considering, Smith said.

A witness told police a male was seen running from the location, but details regarding the subject were not available, Smith said.

Both victims were in their 20s, police said

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