Oakland City Councilwoman Son Killed In Robbery Attempt By USC

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Los Angeles, CA–The son of Oakland City Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney was killed this morning about a mile from USC’s campus.

Victor McElhaney transferred to USC in 2017, where he was studying Jazz. Authorities say he was shot and killed a little after midnight in an attempted robbery.

The loss is the second for Councilwoman McElhaney.

In 2015, she lost Torian Hughes, whom she helped raised in a shooting and robbery attempt.

In 2017, Councilwoman McElhaney helped promote a campaign for the Department of Violence Prevention, a measure voted on and approved by Oakland City Council.

The news of McElhaney’s death comes a day after a fourth person was convicted in the 2014 beating death of a Chinese graduate student.

The safety of USC student continues to raise concerns. The school is nestled in and around South Central, which is Los Angeles’s notorious inner city community. A community that continues to be plagued by poverty and gun violence.

Slauson Girl is a South Central native who has a love for journalism, history and all things Hip-Hop. She holds a B.A in Critical Race & Gender Theory & a Minor in Journalism. Follow Me on IG @Slausongirl

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