The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office filed hate crime allegations on May 30 against a man who left eight pedestrians intentionally injured on El Camino Real on April 23.
Prosecutors will add the two hate crime allegations based on evidence that two of the people in the crowd were targeted because of their race and religion.
Read the full statement from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office
The City partnered with the Islamic Networks Group, faith leaders, local nonprofits, and community members to host a Unity Gathering in support of the eight pedestrians injured on April 23.
Sunnyvale Community Services and the City of Sunnyvale are partnering to assist the eight pedestrians intentionally injured on El Camino Real on April 23.
An updated statement from Mayor Larry Klein:
Today we learned from new evidence that the injury incident on April 23 involving innocent pedestrians was not only intentional, but targeted toward specific race and religious groups. Our community stands unified against these senseless acts of violence motivated by hate, and we strongly condemn them.
Sunnyvale takes pride in the incredible diversity of people who form the rich fabric of our city. We embrace our community of many backgrounds and beliefs, and we will continue to define ourselves by openness and acceptance for all.
We are actively supporting the public safety investigation and will provide updates as more details become available. Our thoughts remain with the victims and their families and in the coming days we will share ways to support them.
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Chief Phan S. Ngo held a press conference April 25 to provide an update on the major injury incident.
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Chief Phan S. Ngo released a statement on the major injury incident that took place April 23 at El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Avenue. The incident involved a single vehicle and eight pedestrians.
A statement from Mayor Larry Klein:
On behalf of the Sunnyvale community, we are shocked and saddened by the major injury incident that took place in our city on the evening of April 23. Our hearts go out to the innocent victims who were simply walking and biking to their destinations. It is never easy to understand why these tragic events occur and there are still many unanswered questions. However, I know we were all relieved to hear from Public Safety Chief Phan S. Ngo that this was an isolated incident and there are no other suspects. Our public safety officers are working tirelessly on the investigation, and they will continue to keep us updated as they know more. We ask that you join us in keeping the victims in your thoughts and prayers and extending our deepest thanks to those who helped them at the scene and who are caring for them now.
April 24, 2019