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Two elderly Asians attacked in California within weeks

Weeks after a 63-year-old Chinese American woman in San Francisco died from a fatal shoving, two more Asian women have been the victim of separate attacks.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, the first incident occurred on July 3. Yanfang Wu, a 63-year-old California resident, was shoved to the ground in the Bayview neighborhood, KTVU reports.

ABC 7 spoke to Braulio Reyes, a bystander who tried to help Wu and her husband. Reyes called 911 and Wu was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a head injury. She died two days later. The attack was ruled as an accident at the time, and no charges have been made yet.

On July 10, an 86-year-old woman was forcefully pushed to the ground, unprompted, by a white man in his 30s, SFist reports. The victim suffered a broken hip and was taken to the hospital while the man is yet to be arrested.

The most recent incident occurred on July 21 when an 88-year-old woman was kicked and “thrown to the ground” while shopping for avocados in the Union Square area, according to The San Francisco Standard.

She was transported to the hospital due to severe internal bleeding.

According to CBS News, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins identified the attacker as a 27-year-old Oakland resident named James Lee Ramsey. Ramsey has been arrested and booked on multiple charges.

All attacks are currently under investigation.

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