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Want To Help The Families Of Shooting Victims? City Councilmembers Launch A GoFundMe

Three Fresno City Councilmembers have launched a fundraising campaign for the families of the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Southeast Fresno. The funds will go toward medical care and funeral costs for the four victims and six survivors of the tragedy, when one or two gunmen opened fire at a party on Sunday night . The suspects still remain at large. Most of the partygoers were of Hmong descent. At a press conference on Wednesday, Councilmember Miguel Arias, who co-created the fund, spoke of the Hmong community’s 40-year history in Fresno and the U.S. “They are a part of our city’s fabric, a long history where they gave their lives to save fallen American airmen, a history of fighting alongside our soldiers,” he said, referring to the CIA’s secret war in Laos that began in the 1960s. The Hmong first came here from refugee camps in Thailand, where they had been living after fleeing Laos. Mayor Lee Brand referred to the four men killed as “shooting stars,” lost in the prime of

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