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Sadness grips Asian Americans after mass shootings in California

Asian Americans were shaken on Tuesday after two mass shootings in California targeting members of their community left 18 people dead – both alleged to be elderly Asian men. The killings took place in just 48 hours – that’s how close California Governor Gavin Newsom was at a hospital meeting with victims of the first when he was pulled away to receive information about the second. “Tragedy after tragedy,” he tweeted. a gunman killed three people in a grocery store, in an act that police said appeared random. The carnage prompted President Joe Biden to once again urge Congress to act swiftly on the assault weapons ban. On Monday, a group of senators reintroduced the federal assault weapons ban and legislation that would raise the minimum age for purchase of assault weapons to 21. China’s foreign ministry urged its citizens in the United States to “pay close attention to the local security situation” and “avoid going to places where people congregate” after the killings. Investigators continued to investigate the motives behind these two incidents, which stood out among the scourge of mass shootings in America, both for the affected community – gun violence is typically seen as rare among Asians and Asian Americans – and given the suspects’ ages of 67 and 72 . The Nonpartisan Violence Project says that 79 percent of mass shooters between 1966 and 2020 were under the age of 45. It is said that only 6.4 percent of mass shooters at that time were Asian. Monday’s bloodbath took place on two farms around Half Moon Bay, a rural coastal community south of San Francisco. San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus said on Tuesday that 1,000 men and one woman – a mix of Hispanics and Asians – were killed and 67-year-old Half Moon Bay resident Chunli Zhao was arrested. Semi-automatic pistol recovered. the link between the victims and the suspect is that they may have been collaborators,” she said. “All the evidence we have is that this is a case of workplace violence.” arrested in the parking lot of the Half Moon Bay Sheriff’s Substation, where ABC7 crews recorded dramatic footage of armed officers knocking him to the ground. – “Last Dance” – This tragedy unfolded as detectives in Southern California were still investigating what was driving him, 72-year-old Huu Can Tran shot and killed 11 people gathered for the Lunar New Year at a suburban dance hall on Saturday night. credited with saving lives. Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said Tran, who had been arrested decades earlier for illegal possession of a firearm, fired 42 rounds during an attack in Monterey Park. “What made the madman do this?” he said. Luna confirmed that officers were informed that Tran may have been known to some of his victims. Information about Trana remained unclear. CNN reported that, in accordance with his marriage license, he emigrated from China; while the New York Times cited immigration documents saying he was a naturalized US citizen of Vietnamese descent. A former friend described Tran as a vengeful loner. The second word is hate. He hates the people around him, especially if he thought someone was doing something bad to him,” the friend told the Los Angeles Times. and even take revenge. “I think his life was so miserable and desperate that he chose this day to end his life, and meanwhile he wanted people he disliked or hated to go with him,” the man said. The family of one of his victims, 65-year-old My Nhan, said the tragedy “continues to sink in”. loved to do. But unfairly, Saturday was her last dance.” bur-hg/st

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