Actor Daniel Wu is offering a $15,000 reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the two unidentified men who set a 90-year-old Chinese American woman on fire in New York City, TODAYOnline reports.
The elderly Asian woman was reportedly slapped and set on fire by two men on July 14, in what is said to be a COVID-19 motivated hate crime. The woman survived the incident without any serious injuries.
After reading reports about the attacks, Wu, who is known for his role in Tomb Raider, told The Brooklyn Eagle, that he decided to match the $15,000 reward fund established by the board and friends of Homecrest Community Services (HCS) and musician MC Jin.
“I was appalled when I saw the news that a 90-year-old grandmother was struck and set on fire in a racially motivated attack,” Wu told The Brooklyn Eagle. “This attack must be classified as a hate crime and be treated that way by the police department as they continue to investigate.
“We all need to stand up against hateful actions like this and bring the perpetrators to justice,” he added. “That’s why I’m offering an additional $15,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of these individuals.”
Wu posted about the reward on his Instagram to raise awareness.
Wu and Homecrest Community Services hope the increased reward will encourage people to come forward.
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