OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Music helped the grieving while it also celebrated the life of a young Oakland man, murdered near his college in Los Angeles.
ABC7 was inside the Temple Hill Auditorium during Saturday's memorial for Victor McElhaney.
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He is the son of Oakland City Councilwoman Lynette Gibson-McElhaney.
Victor McElhaney died after being shot during an attempted robbery near the University of Southern California.
A minister who knows the family reflected on what gifts the music major shared. "Smart, funny, loyal, intelligent, community minded. He really believed that music was a healing medicine."
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Victor McElhaney was due to graduate from US C later this spring.
Los Angeles police have not made any arrests in his murder.
Memorial held for son of Oakland councilwoman who was fatally shot in Los Angeles