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Possible suspect in death of Chinese food delivery worker once raged about duck sauce, restaurant owner says

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A man being investigated in connection with the fatal shooting of a Chinese food delivery worker in Queens on Saturday has had a series of “increasingly disturbing encounters” in the deceased’s workplace since late last year, according to the restaurant’s owner.

Zhiwen Yan, 45, was shot to death on Saturday night while making a delivery near 108th St. and 67th Dr. in Forest Hills. Surveillance video shows the moment shots were fired.

Queens girl, 14, may be paralyzed after being hit by stray bullet from gang-related gunfire

Queens teen shot
  • Kaitlyn Lau, 14, was shot in the neck from gang-related gunfire as she was walking home from school in the Queens’ neighborhood of Fresh Meadows last Wednesday.
  • The shooting, which remains under investigation, reportedly started after four men exited from two cars that pulled up next to a group of 10 to 12 teens at 188th St. near 186th Ln. at around 4 P.M.
  • After a verbal argument, one of the suspects pulled out a gun and fired several times at the group before fleeing the scene in a dark gray sedan.
  • Lau, who is not believed to have been part of the group, was rushed to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in critical condition.
  • “The doctors were unable to safely remove the bullet, and their prognosis is that she may be paralyzed below the neck for the rest of her life,” a GoFundMe campaign dedicated to Lau read.
  • Also hurt in the shooting were 18-year-olds Ahmed Khalji and Rikhai Connell, who were also immediately brought to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Local authorities in Queens are investigating a shooting that took place in the neighborhood of Fresh Meadows on Wednesday that wounded three teens, including a 14-year-old bystander.

Kaitlyn Lau, who was shot in the neck while walking home from school, was likely an unintended victim of gang-related gunfire, according to initial reports

Chinese food delivery worker with 3 jobs fatally shot in New York City

  • Zhiwen Yan, 45, a Chinese food delivery worker, was fatally shot while making a delivery in Queens on Saturday night.
  • The father-of-three was shot in the chest and fell off his scooter before being rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Police are reportedly investigating a 50-year-old customer who has several ongoing disputes with staff members at Great Wall restaurant in Forest Hills, where Yan worked.
  • Yan worked three jobs and was described by the neighborhood’s residents as a “fixture of Forest Hills.”
  • The shooter remains at large as of this writing.

A Chinese food delivery worker described by loved ones as a hardworking father was fatally shot in Queens on Saturday night.

Zhiwen Yan, 45, was making a delivery near 108th St. and 67th Dr. in the neighborhood of Forest Hills at around 9:30 p.m. when a man began firing shots in his direction, according to police.

Queens pizzeria owner, father honored as heroes for trying to stop attack on Asian American woman

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  • Louie’s Pizzeria owner Louie Suljovic was presented with a proclamation and certificate of congressional recognition at a special event on Friday to honor his and his father's bravery after they intervened to help a 61-year-old Asian woman facing three robbers in Queens, New York City, on March 26.
  • “Without hesitation and without thinking twice, they sprang into action — putting themselves in harm’s way to save her,” Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), who presented the award, said. “They are true heroes, and I and so many throughout Queens and the rest of New York City just want to say thank you and salute their selflessness and bravery.”
  • “Not all heroes wear capes, but you and your dad are heroes,” Queens Borough President Donovan Richards said.
  • Suljovic and his father were stabbed while trying to save Eun Hee Chang from a group of robbers outside their establishment. Both Suljovic and Chang were stabbed once during the confrontation, while Suljovic’s father was stabbed nine times.

The 37-year-old owner of a pizzeria in Queens, New York City, and his 68-year-old father were honored for their bravery and heroism at an event last week.

Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), presented Louie Suljovic with a proclamation and certificate of congressional recognition for trying to save Eun Hee Chang, 61, from three robbers on March 26.

Korean woman who was robbed and stabbed outside of a Queens pizzeria thanks her heroes

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  • Eun Hee Chang, the 61-year-old woman who was recently robbed outside Louie’s pizzeria in Queens, New York, thanked the owners, 38-year-old Louie Suljovic and his 68-year-old father Cazim Suljovic, for chasing off her attackers.
  • Suljovic was stabbed nine times and his son and Chang were each stabbed once during the altercation with the three attackers.
  • The father and son both suffered collapsed lungs and are currently recovering in a nearby Elmhurst hospital. Chang suffered minor wounds and is recovering at home.

Eun Hee Chang, the 61-year-old woman who was robbed outside Louie’s pizzeria in Queens, New York, thanked the business’ owners for intervening on her behalf.

An immigrant from Korea, Chang told the New York Post that she was “very grateful” for 38-year-old Louie Suljovic and his 68-year-old father Cazim Suljovic, who chased down her attackers.

Two men stabbed multiple times while trying to help 61-year-old Asian woman being robbed in Queens

Louie's PIzzeria
  • A 61-year-old Asian woman was stabbed in the back and robbed outside of Louie’s Pizza at Baxter Avenue and Judge Street in Elmhurst, Queens, on Saturday night.
  • When the owner of the pizzeria, Louie Suljovic, and his 68-year-old father rushed to intervene, they were both stabbed multiple times before the attackers fled.
  • The alleged perpetrators, 30-year-old Robert Whack and 18-year-old Supreme Goodin, have been arrested and charged.
  • A GoFundMe page was launched to help Suljovic and his father pay for their medical expenses and staff while the pizzeria remains closed.

Two suspects were arrested for robbing and stabbing a 61-year-old Asian woman, as well as two men who tried to intervene on her behalf outside a pizzeria in Queens, New York.

Police said the woman, who remains unidentified, was attacked by 30-year-old Robert Whack and 18-year-old Supreme Gooding outside of Louie’s Pizza at Baxter Avenue and Judge Street in Elmhurst on Saturday night.

Lawmaker proposes free taxi rides and walking buddies trained in martial arts for hate crime targets

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  • New York Assemblymember Ron Kim has proposed the creation of programs that would provide free taxi rides and walking buddies trained in basic defense techniques.
  • The proposal was sent to Governor Kathy Hochul, asking that a declaration of disaster emergency be issued to help fund the programs.
  • The funding for the programs is estimated to cost around $30 to $40 million.
  • Eligibility for protected groups under the program would require that they had experienced a 200% increase in targeted hate crimes from the previous year.
  • The proposed programs would include a voucher system for 15 free taxi trips per month and the creation of an agency called “Security Companion Service for Protected Groups,” which would consist of officers trained in basic self-defense techniques.

Queen’s Assemblymember Ron Kim has issued a proposal to fund the creation of programs that will include free taxi rides and walking buddies for groups targeted by hate crimes.

Kim sent a missive to Governor Kathy Hochul requesting a declaration of disaster emergency to fund the programs in light of the recent surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans. 

Suspect arrested and charged with hate crime for alleged attack on Sikh cab driver at JFK Airport

  • Mohamed Hassanain, 21, allegedly physically assaulted a Sikh cab driver, called him a “turban guy” and said “go back to your country.”
  • The victim, identified only as Mr. Singh, needed to go to a hospital due to chest and arm pain.
  • Hassanain is facing multiple charges with a hate crime enhancement.

A man accused of physically assaulting and racially abusing a Sikh taxi driver at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this month has been arrested and charged with a hate crime this week.

The incident occurred at a taxi stand outside the airport’s Terminal 4 on Jan. 3, a criminal complaint from the Queens District Attorney’s Office said, according to CNN.

Rep. Grace Meng pushes bill to create first National Asian American Museum in US

Grace Meng

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) has called for a vote on a bill that would pave the way for the creation of the country’s first national museum dedicated to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

What it’s about: The legislation, which Meng first introduced in 2017, will examine the possibility of creating a national museum that preserves the history, culture and accomplishments of AAPIs. It is officially titled “Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act.”

Elderly Asian woman in critical condition after being struck with large rock in NYC

Elderly Asian woman’s head smashed with a ROCK in random NYC attack

An elderly Asian woman is in critical condition after a man randomly struck her head with a large rock in Queens on Friday morning.

What happened: Quiying Ma, 61, was sweeping outside her apartment on 89th Street in Jackson Heights when the incident occurred at around 8 a.m. She sustained injuries to her head and face and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital.

GoFundMe Raises Over $55K for Bangladeshi Lyft Driver Killed in Car Crash in Queens

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A GoFundMe campaign set up for a Bangladeshi Lyft driver who died after an alleged drunken driver T-boned his car in Maspeth in Queens, New York, has raised over $55,000. 

The incident: Mohammed Hossain, 47, was driving with a passenger when a Ford Explorer driven by Erik Chimborazo crashed into his Toyota RAV4 at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Elliott Avenue at around 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, reported WLNY.

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