Skip to comments.Wife, children of Chinese restaurant owner shot to death say family was targeted
Posted on 04/18/2018 12:41:54 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
The shooting, the family said, was an attempted robbery that unfolded as Shirley Chan and Hong Zheng returned home from work.
It was the fifth time that someone had tried to rob or break into their home since 2015. The family believes they are among a group of Asians who are being targeted because they own restaurants and people think they have money, they said.
It was pouring rain on Sunday night when Chan and Zheng pulled into their driveway. There two children, Jade and Eastern, 16, were watching in the house for them to return, a routine they had established after four previous robberies or break-ins, a family friend said.
Chan got out of car first as her husband pulled the car farther up the driveway.
Jades brother, Eastern, said he saw two cars, parked and turned off, with nine or more people. When Chan got out of the car, Jade saw three or four people start approaching her mother.
Eastern grabbed a gun and a magazine of ammunition from inside the house and gave it to his mother.
They shot at my mom at least three times, Jade said. My mom tried to assemble the gun.
The gun jammed, and the attackers were running up to the house, Chan said. She was trying to protect her son and wasnt thinking about her husband who was still parking the car.
They ran away, so my mom ran back and forth trying to get my brother safe, Jade said. And she called my Dad, and he didnt respond back.
Chan went to the car and saw a bullet hole in the window; her husband lay in his seat unresponsive.
He had been shot twice in the face and once his neck, Jade said.
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For one thing, why wasn't the mom carrying? For another, why was the mom's gun and magazine not already assembled and ready for fire. And why weren't the 16-year-old kids armed and ready to provide backup fire?
"...robbed or attempted break-in five times since 2015..."
Where did this happen?
Why wasn’t the dad carrying...
Leaving out the firearms-related aspects, why weren’t the kids noting down things like car make and model, color and license plates? A $300 point-and-shoot camera with 40x zoom would have gotten enough detail to nail down the make and model, and perhaps the plates as well.
This family exercised its 2nd amendment rights too late! They should have been getting range time for a few months or years...having a gun isn’t enough, planning and training needed.
I hope they catch these extortionist thugs’
Now I hope Mon and kids keep the restaurant and get a little range time. If one of the NYC Tongs come to Raliegh to get these murderers, the perps will die slow, tortured deaths.
Asian lives matter.
Any thoughts on how this family could have done better, if they were able to retrace their steps?
Had to be other Asians. They deal in cash as we have learned.
"...why werent the kids..."
No description of the perps. It’s as if the Herald doesn’t want them to be caught.
Shooting in the face could be to send a message to someone. I did not see a description of the perps.
Hong Zheng, 42, died Sunday night in his Hope Valley North driveway just before 11:15 p.m. Zheng owned the China Wok restaurant on South Roxboro Road near the Kroger and off Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.
Not a single description of the perps anywhere, so they aren’t Asians.
“Because kids are horrified and in terror when their parents are getting gunned-down in their suburban driveway.”
Good lord,are you accusing the kids?
Headline is deceiving. Easily could be read that the wife and kids were shot dead.
The gun was not ready to fire. They bought it, and for ‘safety’ kept it unloaded.
You keep the gun loaded in the house. Period. I’m sorry these people got bamboozled into their situation.
“Had to be other Asians. They deal in cash as we have learned.”
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