Comedian Ken Jeong Donates $50,000 To the Families of Atlanta Spa Shooting Victims | 22 Words

Following the mass shooting in Atlanta, people all over the U.S. have been raising money for the families of the 8 victims, including some famous faces...

Here's the full story.

Now, we all know the devastating events that took place last week.

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And now comedian Ken Jeong has done something incredible for the families of the victims.

Jeong's parents immigrated from South Korea...

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With the actor born in Detroit and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Asian-American hate crimes are something Jeong has been working to eradicate...

By spreading awareness of the despicable attacks happening all over the U.S.

The world was left shocked and heartbroken by the recent murders...

The shooting took place on Tuesday evening March 16...

The lone gunman, Robert Aaron Long, opened fire at local spas across Atlanta.

As per the New York Times, 4 people died in the first shooting at Young's Asian Massage, which was reported around 5 pm.

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Just a short while later, a robbery was reported at Gold Spa and when officers attended they found the bodies of 3 women.

And while at the scene, another call came in that shots were fired nearby at the Aromatherapy Spa, where the body of another woman was found.

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8 people died in total.

It comes as the U.S. is seeing a surge in violence targeting Asian Americans.

Though, as per The Cut, investigators said it was still "too early" to confirm whether the attack was racially motivated.

The suspect, Robert Aaron Long, who was arrested following a manhunt, told authorities that he did not target the victims because of their race, but because he had a "sexual addiction" and wanted to "eliminate" his "temptation."

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Then, in a shocking news conference, police claimed Long's actions were the result of him having a "really bad day."

People were in utter shock with their absurd justification of mass murder. 

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And since the devastating news came out, many have been raising money for the families left behind.

Including Comedian Ken Jeong...

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The fifty-one-year-old donated $50,000 to the GoFundMe pages set up for the families of 5 victims - Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Xiaojie Tan, and Yong Yue.

He made a $10,000 donation to each of the campaigns...

Under the name Kendrick Jeong, later being confirmed as the comedian.

He has been sharing the GoFundMe pages to his Twitter account...

Where he also shared a video asking to end hate against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) individuals.

"Enough is enough. Stop the pandemic of hate," Jeong said in the video...

Which also had messages from Keiko Agena, Manish Dayal, and Lou Diamond Phillips.

Jeong did not respond to questions surrounding his donations.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian hate crimes have been on the rise.

The victims mentioned were among the 8 killed...

Along with Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, and Daoyou Feng.

Our thoughts are with the victims' family and friends.

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