Jazz musician son, 21, of California councilwoman shot dead by gang


A student who is the son of an Oakland, California, city councilwoman was shot and killed in a suspected robbery attempt near the University of Southern California campus, officials said.

Victor McElhaney, who was studying at USC’s Thornton School of Music, was killed shortly after midnight Sunday about a mile from the campus, USC Annenberg Media reported.

McElhaney, 21, is the son of Oakland Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Zachary Wald, the councilwoman’s chief of staff, told the Los Angeles Times.

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