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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Statement on Slain USC Graduate Students

April 11, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after it was reported that two University of Southern California (USC) graduate students were shot and killed near USC campus last night:

“I am a deeply saddened by last night’s tragic deaths of two USC graduate students, but remain confident that authorities are diligently investigating the case to bring justice to the victim’s loved ones and a sense of calm and stability to the university and its surrounding communities. While we wait for further details, I encourage everyone to ensure safety is a top priority in these concerning times.”