Crime & Justice

Killing of USC Student Heightens Awareness of Safety Concerns


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The killing of a USC student near campus over the weekend has some students thinking about their own safety and what the campus is doing about it. 
 
Victor McElhaney, 21, was shot and killed late Saturday night about a mile away from campus in what police say may have been an attempted robbery. The killing and other high profile cases in the last few years have heightened awareness of dangerous situations. USC offered several safety tips at a pre-semester workshop: use the free ride share program, don't look distracted, and don't walk alone at night.
 
In an email, interim USC President Wanda Austin encouraged students and staff to use university crisis counselors and seek other support if needed.