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One Year Later: USC Community Remembers Shooting Victims

USC honors graduate students who were killed last April.

Friends of the victims memorialized Ming and Ying in the film "City of Dreams."
Friends of the victims memorialized Ming and Ying in the film "City of Dreams."
The Viterbi School of Engineering hosted a tree planting ceremony in honor of two Chinese engineering students who were shot and killed one year ago.

Friends of Qu Ming and Wu Ying also released a short film Thursday, produced by Joan He, called "City of Dreams" to commemorate their lives.

On the film's Facebook page, the creators say they hope the film will remind students "to fight on and never give up on their dreams."

Thursday marked the one year anniversary of when Ming and Ying were killed while inside a parked BMW on Raymond Ave. on April 11, 2012.

Their murders sparked an outcry over safety around USC's urban campus. two men, Bryan Barnes and Javier Bolden, have been charged with their murders.

Since the killings, USC has added security measures and paid for increased police patrols.

The film is available online.

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