Senator Wiener’s Statement on Asian-Targeted Mass Shooting in Atlanta

March 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding last night’s tragic string of shootings in Atlanta that left eight dead. Six of the victims were women of Asian descent. The Bay Area has also seen a surge of deadly attacks and hate crimes on members of the AAPI community in recent months.

"The horrific shooting murders of eight people in Georgia last night are yet another reminder of the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes across the country," Senator Wiener said. "I stand unequivocally with the AAPI community. We can’t become numb to this hate. We must act to end it."