Our condolences go to the families and friends of the victims of senseless violent acts perpetrated in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay.

While we mourn the loss of lives and pray for their speedy recovery of the injured, APACSD condemns any violence against our community and urges our community members to be vigilant and always on the lookout for any signs of violence among us.

Sadly, our community has been here before. The fact this tragedy happened at a time of celebration punctuates how senseless these violent acts could be. However, the community should not live in fear and we call for solidarity in this difficult time. In the wake of tragedy, let us persevere and continue to work together to make our community safer.

Steve Hsieh
Board Chair
Asian Pacific American Coalition of San Diego