PASTORAL STATEMENT 
On the Passing of USC Students Ying Wu (left) and Ming Qu

"On behalf of the congregation of First AME Church of Los Angeles, my wife Denise and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the USC Community in the passing of Ying Wu and Ming Qu, students at USC. 
We are in prayer for the USC Community and the family and friends of Ms. Wu and Mr. Qu. The 23-year-old engineering students were sitting in a car in the West Adams District last week when they were shot and killed on April 11.

The motive remains unclear, but police say it may have been a bungled carjacking. FAME Church is located in the West Adams District and we are supporters and neighbors of USC.

We are calling on anyone with information to call LAPD at (877) LAPD-24-7. We are calling for the perpetrators to come forward and turn themselves in. "

Pastor John J. Hunter
Senior Minister
First AME Church of Los Angeles

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Pastor John J. Hunter issued the following statement after attending a moving Memorial Service honoring Ying Wu and Ming Qu at the Shrine Auditorium on April 18, 2012.