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Woman struck by stray bullets while sleeping in Oakland home; daughter calls for increased gun control

  • A woman in her 60s was sleeping alongside her husband in their Little Saigon, California, residence when she was hit three times by stray bullets on Aug. 17.
  • According to the victim’s daughter, she still has multiple bullet fragments inside her body.
  • No suspect information has been released regarding this case.
  • Oakland police are currently investigating the incident.
  • A GoFundMe page has been set up by the victim’s family to help cover her medical expenses.

A woman was hit several times by stray bullets while she was asleep in her Oakland, California, home last month. 

The woman in her 60s was sleeping alongside her husband in their Little Saigon residence at the 1100 block of 10th Avenue when was shot three times shortly before 5 a.m. on Aug. 17, reported ABC7.

At least 5 burglars wanted by police for targeting multiple shops in Oakland’s Little Saigon

  • Police in Oakland, California, are looking for at least five suspects responsible for ransacking seven shops at a mall in Little Saigon early Monday morning.
  • Among the targeted businesses were Vietnamese restaurant V & J Fusion and laundromat International Coin Laundry.
  • Surveillance images of the suspect’s vehicles show an older white BMW, a newer black BMW and a silver Honda.
  • Crimes in the area have allegedly been occurring weekly, but not much is being done to counter them.

Police in Oakland, California, are looking for a group of burglars accused of ransacking seven stores in Little Saigon earlier this week.

The thieves allegedly targeted International Plaza, a strip mall along International Boulevard, in a 90-minute burglary spree on early Monday morning. Among the victims were a Vietnamese restaurant and a laundromat.

Slow police response time blamed after 7 businesses in Oakland’s Little Saigon burglarized in under 2 hours

  • Burglars in California ransacked seven businesses at a strip mall in Oakland’s Little Saigon neighborhood on Monday.
  • The burglars entered through the roofs of three businesses and shattered windows and popped the locks of four other businesses.
  • Oakland police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said the break-ins happened around 4 a.m. The burglars had already fled the scene by the time police arrived at 7:15 a.m.
  • Some business owners blamed the Oakland police for taking too long to respond to the scene.
  • City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas pointed to Oakland Chinatown Improvement’s $110,000 city funding that was recently approved for safety improvements in Little Saigon to reduce crime in the area.
  • No arrests relating to the strip mall’s burglary have been made.

Burglars in California ransacked multiple businesses at a strip mall in Oakland’s Little Saigon neighborhood before dawn. 

Seven business owners at the International Plaza on East 9th Avenue and International Boulevard woke up to discover their stores raided on Monday.

Suspects ordered to stand trial for murder and robbery of Asian senior, 75, in Oakland

  • Two men accused of a violent robbery that resulted in the death of an Asian senior man in Oakland, California, last year have reportedly been ordered to stand trial.
  • Pak Ho, 75, was out for a morning walk when Teaunte Bailey, 27, allegedly approached and punched him. He fell on the ground and hit his head, resulting in a brain injury that took his life two days later.
  • Demetrius Britton, 57, served as Bailey’s getaway driver, according to police.
  • This week, both suspects were ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing, according to Bay Area News Group. Both have also pleaded not guilty to murder and robbery charges.

Two men accused in a violent robbery that resulted in the death of an Asian senior in Oakland, California, last year have reportedly been ordered to stand trial.

Teaunte Bailey, 27, and Demetrius Britton, 57, were arrested separately after the incident which occurred at the intersection of Jayne Avenue and Perkins Street near Lake Merritt on March 9, 2021.

Asian community leaders in Oakland offer $20,000 reward for capture of Uber driver’s killers

  • Community leaders in Oakland Chinatown revealed that they are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a ride-hailing driver near the city’s Little Saigon.
  • Patrick Fung, 52, was inside his parked car outside his home near Little Saigon when two men wearing hoodies approached and shot him at around 11 a.m. on July 17, 2022.
  • During a press conference on Tuesday, leaders from the local Chinatown and Little Saigon communities announced the reward for anyone who can share information that leads to an arrest.
  • "We cannot wait for another tragedy to happen in order for things to get done," community member Butt With said. "We are not okay. The desperation and anger in our communities is growing by the day."
  • Those with relevant information are urged to call the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950.

Community members in Oakland Chinatown are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the killing of Patrick Fung, an Uber driver shot in broad daylight. 

Fung, 52, was killed while inside his parked car outside his home near Little Saigon at around 11 a.m. on July 17, 2022.

Family of Uber driver killed in Oakland Little Saigon robbery call for solution to gun violence

  • The family of Kon Fung, the 52-year-old Uber driver who was shot and killed during an attempted robbery in Oakland, California, on Sunday, is demanding gun violence restrictions and more ways to keep the city safe.
  • Fung was inside his car parked in the 2000 block of 13th Ave. at around 11 a.m. when he was approached by two men wearing hoodies, as seen in the video released by the authorities on Wednesday.
  • After Fung refuses to get out of his car, gunshots can be heard before the two men flee from the area.
  • Fung’s death was the 63rd homicide this year in Oakland, with the 64th reportedly happening less than 24 hours afterward.
  • A reward of up to $12,500 is being offered to anyone who contacts the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950 with information about the suspects that could lead to an arrest.

The family of an Uber driver who was shot and killed during an attempted robbery in Oakland, California, last weekend is calling for a solution to rising gun violence in the city.

Kon Fung, 52, was inside his car parked in the 2000 block of 13th Ave. in Oakland at around 11 a.m. on Sunday when he was approached by two men wearing hoodies, as seen in a video released by the authorities on Wednesday.

Man in his 60s dragged along the street during carjacking incident in Oakland’s Chinatown

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  • An Asian man in his 60s was dragged several feet on the road during a carjacking in Oakland, California’s Chinatown on Sunday.
  • The victim suffered cuts and bruises to his face, hands, legs and feet.
  • Oakland police are still searching for the suspect.

An Asian man aged in his 60s was dragged in the street during a carjacking in Oakland, California’s Chinatown. 

The unidentified victim drove up to the Won Kee Supermarket and stepped out of his car, leaving his door wide open as he went to pick up a bag of rice. In a matter of seconds, another man was captured on surveillance camera entering his ​​vehicle shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday. 

Pregnant Chinatown store owner uses air horn to thwart attempted robbery

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  • Eva Liu, the owner of Yuda International Logistics in Oakland's Chinatown, was working at her family’s store when a man entered in an attempt to steal customer packages on April 25.
  • Liu, who is seven months pregnant, used an air horn to scare the man away. The loud noise also alerted a nearby volunteer security team who then called the Oakland Police.

A pregnant store owner in Oakland’s Chinatown used an air horn to prevent a man from stealing from her business. 

Eva Liu, the owner of Yuda International Logistics, was working at her family’s store when a man entered and attempted to steal customer packages at around 1:50 p.m. on April 25.

Oakland man who targeted pedestrians with his car receives probation after attempted murder charge dropped

  • The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has dropped the murder charge against Daniel Won, 20, and sentenced him to a two-year probation as part of a plea deal instead.
  • The Oakland man was filmed on Aug. 12, 2021, attempting to ram his car multiple times at paramedic Joseph Lax, his pregnant wife and her sister near the intersection of Girvin and Aitken Drives. The two women were almost struck, and Lax suffered a fractured tailbone.
  • Won was arrested, sent to Santa Rita Jail with no bail and charged with premeditated attempted murder and assault.

The attempted murder charge against an Oakland man who deliberately rammed his car at another driver last year has been dismissed after entering a plea deal.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office dismissed the charge against Daniel Won, now 20, after he pleaded no contest to the prosecution. He has been sentenced to a two-year probation as part of a plea deal instead.

Asian couple robbed at gunpoint in daytime attack in Oakland’s Little Saigon

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  • An Asian couple was targeted by two armed robbers outside a business in Oakland’s Little Saigon on Feb. 16.
  • Surveillance footage of the incident shows the attackers punching and tripping the male victim.
  • The thieves reportedly fled in a getaway vehicle.
  • The owner of the business, who provided the surveillance footage, said stores in the area and around Chinatown have been closing early due to the “fear that someone is out there.”

An Asian couple fell victim to a violent robbery in Oakland’s Little Saigon on Feb. 16. 

The incident, which was captured by CCTV, occurred outside a business near Ninth Avenue and International Boulevard at around 1:30 p.m.

Oakland Chinatown businesses switch to credit cards to curb attacks on Asians

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  • Oakland Chinatown businesses have switched from enforcing a cash-only policy to accepting credit and debit card transactions due to the surge of anti-Asian attacks on the elderly.
  • The move could help prevent stores from being robbed, according to Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce President Carl Chan.

Businesses in Oakland’s Chinatown have switched from enforcing a cash-only policy to accepting credit and debit card transactions to prevent the number of anti-Asian attacks from rising in the city.

Speaking to KPIX 5, Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce President Carl Chan said that convincing stores to convert has been a decade-long project for him, but he understands why it took them this long to finally go from cash-only to card-only. 

Video showing witness of attack on Oakland Asian woman punching the attacker draws mostly support

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  • New footage shows a man who witnessed an elderly Asian woman getting shoved to the ground in Oakland’s Chinatown retaliate by punching the attacker in the head.
  • The footage gained widespread attention after journalist Dion Lim shared the censored video via Instagram, with some calling the man a “hero” for taking matters into his own hands.

A witness of an unprovoked attack on an Asian elderly woman in Oakland’s Chinatown on Monday retaliated by punching the attacker in the head, as caught on video.  

The partially blurred footage, which was shared by ABC7 San Francisco journalist Dion Lim on her Instagram account today, shows the bystander punching the attacker after he watched him shove an Asian woman in her 70s, causing the perpetrator to hit a sign.