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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.

Fatal shooting of Filipino lawyer in Philadelphia Uber may be case of ‘mistaken identity,’ says envoy

The death of the Filipino lawyer who was shot while on his way to an airport in Philadelphia last month may have been a case of “mistaken identity.”

Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez reiterated New York Consul General Elmer Cato’s previous statement during the Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum on Wednesday. 

Sikh family in Texas rattled after bullets fired into their home, suspicious vehicle caught on cam

  • Iqbal Singh’s parents and child were asleep in their northwest Harris County home in Texas when bullets flew inches over their heads at 1:43 a.m. on July 5.
  • The family heard nine shots coming from their backyard, which were captured on surveillance cameras.
  • Singh found bullet holes through multiple windows and a bedroom’s headboard.
  • Another family member noted a suspicious vehicle captured on their surveillance cameras at around 11 p.m., 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. before the shooting occured.
  • The Harris County Sheriff’s Office previously probed the incident. The case has been transferred to investigators for a follow-up investigation.

A Sikh family in Texas was rattled after several bullets were fired into their northwest Harris County home. 

Iqbal Singh’s parents and child were asleep in their home in the Heron Lakes Estates subdivision near Beltway 8 and Highway 249 when bullets flew inches over their heads at 1:43 a.m. on July 5.

Chicago police release pictures and videos of man wanted for shooting in Chinatown

  • Chicago Police on Saturday released pictures and surveillance videos on Saturday of the man involved in a shooting in the 2200 block of South Wentworth Avenue near a karaoke bar on July 1 that left one woman dead and two people injured.
  • Chicago police identified the man as a suspect involved in the shooting and advised the public to avoid him and call 911 immediately if he is spotted.
  • In the surveillance footage, the alleged shooter can be seen entering a store and running through a strip mall parking lot while wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt with a cross printed on the back.
  • Anyone who recognizes the man in the video or has any details about the incident is urged to contact Detective Mitchell at (312) 747-8380 or submit an anonymous tip at www.CPDTIP.com.

The Chicago Police Department has released pictures and surveillance footage of a man involved in a shooting near a karaoke bar in Chicago’s Chinatown on July 1 that left one woman dead.

Authorities posted a video on Saturday asking for the public’s help to identify the man. In the video, he can be seen wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt with a cross printed on the back. He is also shown entering and exiting a store and running through a strip mall parking lot.

Dashcam captures couple ‘literally dodging a bullet’ during shootout on Oakland freeway

  • Garrett Mason and his fiancée Tina Do were driving eastbound on Interstate 580 on June 14 when a bullet shot through their vehicle’s front windshield and exited through the rear window.
  • The car’s dashboard camera captured the moment the bullet barely missed the couple who were caught in the crossfire of a shootout.
  • The California Highway Patrol, who said the incident is common in the area, is currently investigating the shooting.
  • With more than 80 freeway shootings in the Bay Area over the last four years, Governor Gavin Newsom has pledged funding for a new camera system across California.

A bullet barely missed a Bay Area couple who were caught in crossfire during a shootout on East Bay Freeway in Oakland. 

Garrett Mason and his fiancée Tina Do were leaving work in San Leandro and driving eastbound on Interstate 580 on June 14 when a bullet shot through their vehicle’s front windshield and exited through the rear window.

Chicago Chinatown residents push for karaoke bar to close after shooting kills woman, wounds 2

  • Chicago police responded to a shooting in Chicago’s Chinatown at around 10:50 p.m. on Friday.
  • The gun fight left a woman dead and two others wounded, including the 38-year-old offender who fired shots.
  • Area One detectives are currently investigating and searching for the other man involved in the shooting.
  • Anna Shaw, a resident in the area, told Block Club that the shooting appeared to have escalated from an argument that stemmed from the No. 18 Karaoke Bar. She created a petition demanding the city to revoke the karaoke bar’s license.
  • Grace Chan, the executive director of the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community, and Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez are supporting the petition to shut down the bar.

A gun fight in Chicago’s Chinatown left a woman dead and two others wounded.

Chicago police responded to the shooting on the 2200 block of South Wentworth Avenue at around 10:50 p.m. on Friday.

Indian man fatally shot in the head while driving home from airport in Maryland

An Indian national was fatally shot in the head near Catonsville in Maryland while returning home from the airport. 

Maryland Transportation Authority Police reportedly responded to a single-vehicle crash at around 4:30 a.m. on June 19 on southbound Interstate 95 near the Caton Avenue exit. They found Sai Charan Nakka, 25, with a gunshot wound to the head. 

Dallas hair salon shooting victim dodged paralysis by 2 cm, now afraid to go outside, son says

  • A 58-year-old victim of the May 11 Hair World Salon shooting in Dallas was nearly paralyzed from the incident, according to her son.
  • The unidentified victim, a Korean immigrant, was visiting the salon for the first time to get her hair done when the shooting took place.
  • Prior to the shooting, the victim had enjoyed outdoor activities such as gardening, golfing and hanging out with friends at Korean restaurants.
  • While the victim dodged paralysis, she developed trauma and insomnia.
  • The suspect, Jeremy Theron Smith, has been charged with seven counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and remains in jail on a $700,000 bond.

One of the three victims of the May 11 Hair World Salon shooting in Dallas was nearly paralyzed from the incident, her son revealed in a new interview.

The victim, 58, headed to the salon for the first time on May 11 to get her hair done — only to be shot and then left traumatized.

Elderly Vietnamese American man on morning walk fatally shot in unprovoked attack in Philadelphia

  • Loi Nguyen, a 76-year-old Vietnamese American man, was returning home from his morning walk when he was fatally shot in the head on Tuesday in Juniata Park, Philadelphia.
  • Surveillance footage in the area shows the suspect standing close to Nguyen before they open fire in an unprovoked attack, according to the police.
  • A surveillance camera caught the suspect, wearing a red hoodie, running down the alleyway toward Hunting Park after the shooting.
  • Authorities have not said whether the case will be investigated as an anti-Asian hate crime. No arrests have been made.

A 76-year-old Vietnamese American man was fatally shot in the head shortly after his morning walk in Philadelphia. 

Loi Nguyen was returning home from his routine morning walk when he was gunned down near his driveway in the alleyway behind L and Claridge streets in Juniata Park at around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Bulletproof backpacks and tourniquets: First-grade teacher shares plan for protecting her students during shooting

Backpack active shooter survival teacher
  • Kelsey Vidal, a first-grade teacher in Pittsburg, California, went viral on TikTok for sharing the contents of her active shooter survival backpack in the wake of last week’s Texas elementary school shooting.
  • In one of her viral videos, Vidal shows “tools I would use to keep my students safe,” which include a bulletproof vest, metal plates, tourniquets and medical-grade scissors.
  • Besides the bulletproof backpack, Vidal has a metal bat at the ready. She also has a long metal bar in case she needs to barricade her classroom's door.
  • "This is called the barracuda," Vidal says, holding the long metal bar in one video. “I actually put this on my wishlist my very first year of teaching along with crayons, books, that kind of stuff."

An Asian American teacher has recently gone viral on TikTok after sharing the contents of her active shooter survival backpack in the wake of last week’s Texas elementary school shooting.

Kelsey Vidal, a first-grade teacher in Pittsburg, California, created the emergency backpack to protect herself and her students in the event of an active shooting.

Customer charged in fatal Queens shooting of beloved Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan

  • Glenn Hirsch, 51, was arrested and charged in connection to the fatal shooting of 45-year-old Zhiwen Yan in Queens, New York City, on April 30.
  • Yan, who worked for the Forest Hills restaurant Great Wall, was making a delivery near 108th Street and 67th Drive when someone began firing shots in his direction.
  • Police zeroed in on Hirsch after Great Wall owner Kai Yang linked a vehicle that fled the scene to a similar model owned by a problem customer.
  • Hirsch was arrested on Wednesday night in his home at 141st Street and charged with murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
  • Yan’s wife, Kunying Zhao, thanked New York police following Hirsch’s arrest and expressed hopes for justice.

A man has been charged in connection to the fatal shooting of a beloved Chinese food delivery worker in Queens in late April.

Glenn Hirsch, 51, was arrested in his home at 141st Street on Wednesday night and charged with murder and two counts of weapon possession, New York police announced.