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Suspect in California Taiwanese church mass shooting pleads not guilty

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  • David Wenwei Chou, the 68-year-old Las Vegas man accused of firing multiple rounds at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in California in May, has pleaded not guilty.
  • He was previously charged with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder with hate crime enhancements in June for killing an Orange County doctor and injuring five others.
  • Chou was ordered to be held without bail at the Theo Lacy jail facility.
  • He is expected back in court for a pre-trial hearing on Oct. 21. He could face the death penalty if he is convicted of all charges.

The Las Vegas man accused of firing multiple rounds at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, in May has pleaded not guilty. 

David Wenwei Chou, 68, was previously charged with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder with hate crime enhancements in June. On Aug. 19, he pleaded not guilty to the multiple charges against him.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth says last time she heard gunfire like in Highland Park shooting was in Iraq War

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In reference to the Highland Park mass shooting which left at least six dead and dozens injured, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D, IL) said the last time she heard such rapid gunfire was in Iraq and “not on American soil.”

During a Fourth of July parade in downtown Highland Park, Illinois, a shooter fired a “high-powered rifle” at a large crowd of watchers full of the elderly and children, from the rooftop of one of the buildings, according to police.

California church mass shooter charged with hate crimes, faces death penalty

  • Hate crime enhancements have been added to five attempted murder charges against David Wenwei Chou, the Las Vegas man accused of opening fire at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, on May 15.
  • Handwritten notes showed that Chou, 68, was “upset about political tensions between China and Taiwan,” according to authorities. Ahead of the shooting, he sent a document titled “Diary of an Angel Destroying Independence” to World Journal, a Chinese-language newspaper.
  • Chou was born and raised in Taiwan after his family was forced out of mainland China. Those who knew him said his life was going south ahead of the shooting.
  • If convicted of his crimes, Chou will be eligible for the death penalty.

The Las Vegas man accused of firing multiple rounds at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, last month has been charged with hate crimes, prosecutors announced on Friday.

David Wenwei Chou, 68, allegedly opened fire at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in the 24000 block of El Toro Road just before 1:30 p.m. on May 15, targeting congregants during a luncheon held in honor of a former pastor visiting from Taiwan.

Orange County doctor John Cheng remembered for his heroism at Taiwanese church shooting

  • John Cheng, a 52-year-old sports medicine doctor, was brutally shot during a mass shooting at a Laguna Woods church on Sunday.
  • He was hailed as a hero for intervening and tackling the gunman, 68-year-old David Chou.
  • Cheng’s quick actions allowed some congregants to step in and hogtie the suspect. He was reportedly shot several times and pronounced dead at the scene.
  • The shooting, which was described as a “politically-motivated hate incident” by officials, is currently being investigated as a hate crime.
  • Chou is being held on a $1 million bail at the Orange County Intake Release Center.

A doctor in Orange County, California, who was brutally shot during a mass shooting at a Laguna Woods church on Sunday was hailed as a hero for intervening and stopping the gunman.

John Cheng, a 52-year-old sports medicine doctor, immediately sprang into action to tackle the gunman, 68-year-old David Chou, before attempting to disarm him on Sunday.

Suspect in California church mass shooting was motivated by hate against Taiwan, police say

  • The fatal shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Southern California is now being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said on Monday.
  • David Wenwei Chou, 68, reportedly drove all the way from Las Vegas and chained the church’s doors. He then filled the keyholes with superglue before pulling out a handgun and opening fire.
  • Dr. John Cheng, 52, tackled Chou and was fatally shot. While Chou was on the ground, other congregation members managed to hogtie him using extension cords.
  • Five Asian seniors were brought to the hospital after the shooting, while a sixth survivor sustained minor injuries.
  • Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes described the shooting as “a politically motivated hate incident, claiming that Chou, a U.S. citizen born in Taiwan, “was upset about political tensions between China and Taiwan.”
  • During a news conference on Monday, Kristi Johnson, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, said a federal hate crime investigation is now ongoing.

A shooting at a Southern California church that killed one person and wounded five others is being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said on Monday.

The recent incident, which involved around 40 witnesses, occurred at Geneva Presbyterian Church in the 24000 block of El Toro Road in Laguna Woods just before 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Las Vegas man, 68, identified as suspect in deadly mass shooting at California Taiwanese church

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  • David Wenwei Chou, 68, has been arrested for shooting multiple people at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, on Sunday.
  • The incident, witnessed by 30 to 40 people, occurred during a lunch banquet held to commemorate a former pastor visiting from Taiwan.
  • A man in his 40s was killed during the shooting, while five others — all senior citizens of Asian descent — were wounded and brought to the hospital.
  • Chou, who is originally from Las Vegas, is being held on a $1 million bail at the Orange County Intake Release Center.

A man in his late 60s has been arrested for killing one churchgoer and wounding five others while opening fire at a church in Laguna Woods, California.

The fatal shooting, which left four of the five wounded victims with critical injuries, occurred at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church during a lunch banquet held to commemorate a former pastor visiting from Taiwan.

Chinese PhD Student Among Those Killed in Chicago Mass Shooting

The University of Chicago expressed sadness over the death of Yiran Fan, a 30-year-old Ph.D. student from China who was killed by a gunman during a shooting spree on Saturday afternoon.

“Random” victim: Fan, who was shot as he was sitting inside his car in an East Hyde Park parking garage, is among at least three victims who were gunned down that day by the shooter, who was later identified as 32-year-old Jason Nightengale, reports WGNTV.

CNN Under Fire After Saying Fresno Shooting is a ‘Milestone’ for Hmong Americans

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CNN is being criticized for an insensitive headline regarding a recent mass shooting in Fresno, California, in which four Hmong men were tragically killed and several more were injured.

Police have since stated that the incident was very likely to have been a targeted attack and are currently looking for a motive as well as the two or more suspects who opened fire on the Sunday night football viewing party.

Cadet Peter Wang to Receive Medal of Heroism, Honor Guard For Sacrificing Himself to Save Others in Florida Shooting

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Peter Wang, the 15-year-old JROTC member who heroically saved many lives during the gruesome Parkland Shooting on February 14, will receive an Honor Guard at his funeral as well as be awarded the Medal of Heroism by the Army.

In the GoFundMe page dedicated to the cadet, Chino Leong, a close friend of Wang’s family, said that the “governor’s office will be supplying an honor guard” for the young hero’s funeral.

An honor guard – or Guard of Honor – is a ceremony conducted by the military whenever they are welcoming someone important or escorting a casket to a funeral. Additionally, Wang, along with fellow JROTC students Alaina Petty and Martin Duque who were killed in the school shooting, will be awarded Medals of Heroism, the service’s highest medal for cadets to recognize their bravery, according to Task and Purpose.