“This was a terrible tragedy for the families of the victims, and I want to offer my deepest sympathy and condolences for their loss,” --Assembly Member Mary Hayashi.
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2012
When the California State Assembly returns to the State Capitol on Monday, April 9, Assembly Member Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) will adjourn the day’s floor session in memory of the seven Oikos University shooting victims.
“This was a terrible tragedy for the families of the victims, and I want to offer my deepest sympathy and condolences for their loss,” stated Assembly Member Mary Hayashi. “These events have deeply affected the Korean American and East Bay communities, where Oikos University stood as a safe haven for pursuing economic opportunity and a better life.”
On April 2, 2012, a gunman opened fire at Oikos University in Oakland, killing seven and wounding three others. The gunman was a former student at the school, which offers religious studies and health care career programs. Its student body includes mostly Koreans from around the East Bay; the victims, however, were from diverse backgrounds.
The majority of the victims resided in or near the 18th Assembly District, represented by Assembly Member Hayashi. The adjournment will recognize the seven victims who died in the tragic shooting including: Lydia H. Sim, 21, of Hayward; Sonam Choedon, 33, of El Cerrito; Grace Kim, 23, of Union City; Tshering Rinzing Bhutia, 38, of San Francisco; Judith O. Seymour, 53, of San Jose, Doris Chibuko, 40, of San Leandro, and Katleen Ping, 21, of Oakland.
Assembly Member Hayashi is the Chair of the Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection Committee and serves the 18th Assembly District, which includes San Leandro, Hayward, Dublin, most of Castro Valley and Pleasanton, and a portion of Oakland, as well as the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo and Sunol.