OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Actors Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu supplied a $25,000-reward Friday for info resulting in the arrest of a suspect who attacked three bystanders in Chinatown over the weekend.
The 2 actors introduced the providing on Instagram whereas sharing surveillance video of the attacker violently pushing 91-year-old Vincent Chin to the bottom.
“Regardless of the skyrocketing variety of hate crimes in opposition to Asian People this previous 12 months, our pleas for assist go unheard,” Wu, the star of the present “Into The Badlands” and a Bay Space native, wrote. “@danieldaekim and I are providing a $25,000 reward for info resulting in the arrest and conviction of this man and his accomplices. We should do extra to assist the actually 1000’s of People who’ve suffered by the hands of this positively mindless violence.”
The providing comes after Oakland Police and the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce held a press convention calling for the general public’s assist discovering the attacker.
“That is one thing we should change and alter it now,” Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce president Carl Chan stated Thursday.
The assault occurred within the 800 block of Harrison Road at 12:10 p.m. Sunday. Surveillance video reveals Chin strolling on the sidewalk earlier than a tall, skinny man comes behind him and violently pushes Chin to the bottom earlier than swiftly strolling away. Two extra victims — a 60-year-old man and a 55-year-old lady — had been taken to the hospital. The three victims’ circumstances remained unknown Friday.
Chan stated, for the reason that assault, a usually bustling Chinatown forward of Lunar New Yr, has been eerily quiet as worry has taken over the neighborhood.
He stated the Alameda County Sheriff’s Workplace will step up patrols within the space throughout the vacation and that he has requested for Oakland police help as properly.
Each Wu and Kim have used their celeb standing for good. Again in August of final 12 months, Wu supplied $15,000 for info within the attack of a 90-year-old Asian woman in Brooklyn. Kim, greatest recognized for his roles in tv reveals like “Hawaii 5-Zero” and “Misplaced,” has railed in opposition to the racial disparities Asians face working in Hollywood. He raised $50,000 final 12 months to honor prolific Chinese language actor James Hong with a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame.