The mother of two-year-old Jasper Wu, who died after being struck by a stray bullet during a highway shooting, is asking the public to help find her son’s killer, NBC News Bay Area reports.
Jasper’s mother Cherry An made her plea while speaking to reporters.
“If anyone has information, please call authorities,” Cherry An told NBC News Bay Area, according to a reporter who translated her comments.
There is still little information about the shooters involved in Jasper’s death. CHP Capt. Mike Lehman revealed in a press conference that there have been 76 freeway shootings within Alameda County over the past 12 months, ABC 7 reports.
Oakland councilmember Sheng Thao says freeway shootings are part of a gun epidemic in Oakland.
“Here in the city of Oakland, we’ve passed many policies that must be implemented. That includes gun tracing, truly getting the illegal guns off the streets, and I’m serious when I say we have a violent gun epidemic happening here,” Councilmember Thao told ABC 7.
While authorities have not gotten any closer to finding Jasper’s killer, the public has come together to support his family.
Cherry An and Jasper’s other family members also told NBC News Bay Area that they are grateful for the outpouring of support they have received. A GoFundMe page set up in memory of Jasper now has over $180,000 worth of donations.
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