Headlines: Man shot at Mexican restaurant, police officer remembered, ‘Stop Asian hate’
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
One person was shot after gunfire erupted at a popular Mexican restaurant in Ulster County this weekend. Police say a 59-year-old man was injured at the Orale Mexico Restaurant on Old Route 299 in New Paltz around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. They say the shooting escalated from an altercation beginning inside the restaurant. The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.
Eastchester is remembering police officer Michael Frey who was killed in the line of duty 25 years ago. He was shot in a standoff in the town of Eastchester on March 21, 1996. The Eastchester town hall honored him Sunday at his memorial.
Hundreds marched in New York City this weekend to stand in solidarity with the Asian American community. The march comes after the recent spa shootings in Georgia. Demonstrators chanted “stop Asian hate” as they walked towards Union Square. Many held signs denouncing the rising hate and violence against Asian Americans. Organizers say the Black and Asian communities share common struggles through their experience of being racially profiled.