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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.

Photos of suspect vehicles in shooting of Asian toddler in California released

  • The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has identified two vehicles that may have been involved in the fatal shooting of 23-month-old Jasper Wu in Oakland, California, last year.
  • Wu was killed by a stray bullet as he was returning home to Fremont with his mother, aunt and two cousins at around 2 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2021, according to reports.
  • The CHP was alerted to two vehicles that exchanged fire as they drove opposite the family’s white Lexus sedan.
  • On Friday night, the CHP released information on the possible suspect vehicles.
  • One is believed to be a gray Nissan sedan, while the other appears to be a 2007-2010 gray Infiniti sedan.
  • The case remains under investigation.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has identified two vehicles that may have been involved in the fatal shooting of a toddler in Oakland, California, last year.

Jasper Wu, aged 23 months, was returning home to Fremont with his mother, aunt and two cousins at around 2 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2021, when a stray bullet pierced their car on Interstate 880, according to reports.

‘We are under siege’: 2 businesses owned by Asian family ransacked in latest Oakland burglary

In the latest string of burglaries in Oakland, California, two businesses owned by an Asian family were ransacked on Wednesday.

Robert Ma, one of the owners of Woody’s Laundromat & Cafe, received a phone call at around 5 a.m. on Wednesday about burglaries at the side-by-side businesses that his family has been operating for over three decades.

Vigil and rally held for Lili Xu, beloved dentist shot to death in Oakland’s Little Saigon

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  • Lili Xu, a 60-year-old dentist in Oakland’s Chinatown, was killed in an attempted robbery in Oakland, California, on Aug. 21.
  • The incident has sparked outrage among community members in the Little Saigon neighborhood, prompting organizers to hold a Stop Asian Hate rally in response to the incident.
  • Community members gathered on Monday in Frank Ogawa Plaza outside the Oakland City Hall to call out city leaders for their purported lack of action.
  • Dozens of friends, family and city leaders also placed candles and flowers during a vigil, which took place near where Xu was killed.
  • Oakland police Chief LeRonne Armstrong vowed to increase police patrols in the area, add more resources and shift tactics to utilize undercover officers.

Community members held a vigil and rally in Oakland, California, after a 60-year-old Asian woman was fatally shot during an attempted robbery in Little Saigon.

Lili Xu, a beloved dentist in Oakland’s Chinatown, was inside a parked Mercedes Benz sedan with her boyfriend when a white model four-door Lexus pulled up alongside them at the intersection of East 11th St. and Fifth Avenue on Aug. 21.

Asian woman, 60, dies after being shot multiple times during attempted robbery in Oakland’s Little Saigon

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  • A 60-year-old Asian woman was killed in an attempted robbery in Oakland, California, on Sunday afternoon.
  • She was inside a parked vehicle with a friend when the gunman approached them.
  • Police are currently searching for the suspect. No arrests have been made.
  • The incident has reignited outrage among the Asian community in Oakland’s Little Saigon, with community members calling on the city to address the recent violence and robberies in Little Saigon.

A 60-year-old Asian woman was killed in an attempted robbery in Oakland, California.

Oakland Police Department officers responded to the intersection of East 11th St. and Fifth Avenue in Oakland’s Little Saigon, where they found a 60-year-old Asian woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police arrest 2 suspects, search for others in murder of Uber driver Kon Fung in Oakland’s Little Saigon

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  • Police have identified and arrested two suspects, Major Willis and a juvenile, in the murder of 52-year-old Uber driver Patrick Fung in Oakland, California, last month.
  • Willis was charged with murder and attempted carjacking, while the juvenile suspect was charged in juvenile court.
  • Police are still searching for two other suspects, including the driver of the getaway vehicle and possibly another passenger.
  • A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered to anyone who contacts the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section with information about the suspects that could lead to an arrest.

Police have arrested two suspects in the murder of a 52-year-old Uber driver in Oakland, California, last month.

Kon “Patrick” Fung was fatally shot inside his parked car in the 2000 block of 13th Ave. in Oakland’s Little Saigon on July 17. 

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.

Oakland Chinatown Summer Festival celebrates community strength against COVID, anti-Asian hate

  • The Oakland Chinatown Improvement Council (OCIC) is organizing the Oakland Chinatown Summer Festival, a street fest meant to celebrate the community’s resilience against COVID-19 and anti-Asian hate.
  • The event will take place on 9th Street (from Franklin to Alice Streets) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 30.
  • The street festival will also celebrate the upcoming Chinese Valentine’s Day, regarded as the most romantic of all traditional Chinese holidays.
  • Stage performances, free COVID-19 testing and vaccination, more than 20 food vendors, over 50 businesses, and a photo exhibit on anti-Asian hate will be featured during the event.

The Oakland Chinatown Summer Festival is taking place July 30!

Nearly three years since COVID-19 arrived and negatively impacted residents and businesses in the Chinatown neighborhood of Oakland, California, community members are coming together for a historic street festival to celebrate their resilience against anti-Asian hate and the ongoing pandemic.

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.

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.