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Was California church shooting politically motivated?

Officials are now alleging that the shooting that took place in California at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 15, 2022, that left one dead and four wounded, may have been a politically-motivated hate crime.

The members of the Presbyterian church were from Taiwan, an island off the coast of China that the country’s communist overlords claim belongs to China.

It’s alleged that the shooter was from mainline China.

The Orange Country Register reports:

The man accused of killing one and injuring four others with gunfire inside a Laguna Woods church on Sunday while a Taiwanese Presbyterian group was meeting was motivated by tensions between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, Orange County’s sheriff said.

David Wenwei Chou, a 68-year-old Las Vegas resident, lived in the United States for decades after immigrating here from China. He is a United States citizen, although his wife and a son do not live in the U.S.

Detectives found evidence that Chou “was upset about political tensions between China and Taiwan,” Sheriff Don Barnes said, including notes in Chou’s vehicle showing “his hatred of the Taiwanese people.”

READ: Laguna Woods church shooter attacked parishioners over China, Taiwan tensions, OC Sheriff says AND Chinese Immigrant Suspect in Anti-Taiwanese Hate Crime Shooting at Church

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