Asian community reacts to mass shootings

(ABC 6 News) – In the first month of the new year, the country is seeing a wave of gun violence.

The latest shooting in Yakima, Washington leaving three people dead.

Before that, back to back to mass shootings in California left at least 18 dead people in less than 48 hours.

The victims in both the California shootings were predominantly of asian descent.

In the Monterey park shooting, it was supposed to be a time of celebration for the lunar new year.

Now, Asian communities across the country are shaken by the tragic events including groups here in Minnesota.

ABC 6 News anchor Laura Lee spoke with Executive director of the Coalition of Asian Americans, Thaomee Xiong about recent events.