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Community Raises Over $200K for Father of Two Killed in LA Shooting Spree

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A 42-year-old Asian American father of two young children is one of two victims killed in a series of shootings in Los Angeles early Tuesday morning.

The incident: A man in a Jeep Cherokee, identified as Carlos Lopez-Melendez, 50, went on five separate drive-by shootings in and around downtown LA in the span of thirty minutes, reports ABC7. He killed two men and injured a third.

Business Owner’s New Studio Vandalized With ‘Ch*nk’ Two Weeks After Opening in Pasadena

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An Asian business owner has revealed that her studio in Pasadena, Calif., was allegedly vandalized within two weeks of its opening.

Scratched onto the windows of Jellylab was the word “Ch*nk,” owner Connie explained in a recent Instagram post. While getting bubble tea with her two friends on Wednesday, one of them pointed out the vandalism, Connie told NextShark.  

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in LA More Than Doubled in 2020, LAPD Report Reveals

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A report prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department found that hate crimes against Asian Americans in LA more than doubled compared to past years.

Significant increase: The analysis, submitted to the Police Commission last week, noted there were 15 documented cases of hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in 2020 compared to seven in 2019 and nine in 2018, reports the Los Angeles Times.

LA Pawnshop Returns $16K Rolex Taken From Asian Family in Violent Robbery

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A Los Angeles-based pawnshop has decided to return a 24-karat Rolex watch pawned by a thief who violently robbed an Asian man in 2019 to its original owner.

The violent roadside beating and robbery occurred in Henderson, Nevada, on Oct. 19, 2019, when the suspect, Robert E. Pearce, 39, struck Hasin Oh on the head, arms and body, according to NBC Los Angeles‘ Eric Leonard.

‘F*ck China!’: Man Drives Through Crowd at Anti-Asian Violence Rally in LA

Los Angeles authorities are investigating a “hate incident” involving a man who drove through a rally against anti-Asian violence and yelled “F*ck China!” while fleeing the scene.

The incident, which was caught on video by several attendees, occurred at the intersection of South Diamond Bar Boulevard and Grand Avenue just around noon on Sunday.

Film Director Says He Was Assaulted, Blamed for Coronavirus in LA

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A Los Angeles-based film director posted on social media that he was attacked by an unidentified individual while going to Starbucks in downtown LA on Tuesday morning.

Kevin Tsai, who works for Basewood Studios, was with his friend, Jeremy Jung, on March 16, when a man allegedly tackled him to the ground between 11:30 a.m. and noon around Main Street, the 23-year-old director told NextShark.