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In Wake Of Shooting Spree, Hillcrest Community Gathers Wednesday For Town Hall Meeting

Bullet holes are seen in the windows of The Asian Bistro restaurant in Hillcrest after a gunman shot at the restaurant the previous night, Feb. 13, 2019.
Roland Lizarondo
Bullet holes are seen in the windows of The Asian Bistro restaurant in Hillcrest after a gunman shot at the restaurant the previous night, Feb. 13, 2019.
In Wake Of Shooting Spree, Hillcrest Community Gathers Wednesday For Town Hall Meeting
GUESTS: Nicole Murray Ramirez, human relations commissioner, city of San Diego Eddie Reynoso, executive director, LGBT Visitors Center Subscribe to the Midday Edition podcast on iTunes,Google Play or your favorite podcatcher.

Community members in Hillcrest are responding to a shooting spree that shattered the windows of The Asian Bistro restaurant on University Avenue last week.

A suspect was arrested shortly after the shooting. Incredibly, no one was hit by one of the 19 bullets fired during the attack. The San Diego County District Attorney’s office said a motive is still unclear. Law enforcement is investigating all potential motives, including whether it is a hate crime.

But residents are rattled and on Wednesday community members are being invited to take part in an emergency town hall meeting to talk about preventing violent crimes in the community.

San Diego Human Relations Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez and Eddie Reynoso, executive director of the LGBT Visitors Center, are organizing the town hall. They join Midday Edition Wednesday to talk about concerns of violence in Hillcrest.

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