National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Statement on Fresno Mass Shooting
Washington, DC—National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), issued the following statement on the mass shooting in Fresno, CA. The suspects are still at large and their motives are unclear.
“We urge decisionmakers, law enforcement and the public, to resist jumping to conclusions, or making broad assumptions about the Hmong community without the benefit of all of the facts in light of this terrible tragedy.
The Hmong community and the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community are integral parts of America's diversity. We are Americans, not foreigners, and our experience with gun violence is not unique because of our immigrant roots. Our focus should be on how to support each other during this difficult time.
Hmong National Development (HND)’s CEO & President, Bao Vang stated, “HND extends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of all the victims of the mass shooting in Fresno, CA this past Sunday. In this time of mourning, HND strongly supports work of local leaders to unite and heal our community.”