ATLANTA — More than $2.6 million has been raised for the family of one of the victims killed in the Atlanta spa shootings last week.
Randy Park, 23, created a crowd-sourced funding account to pay for basic needs like food, bills and other expenses for him and his brother after his mother Hyun Jung Grant, 53, was killed Tuesday, WSB-TV reported.
“She was one of my best friends and the strongest influence on who we are today,” Park wrote on the account page. “As much as I want to grieve and process the reality that she is gone, I have a younger brother to take care of and matters to resolve as a result of this tragedy.”
Suspect Robert Aaron Long was charged with eight counts of murder in the shootings. Other victims include Delaina Ashley Yaun, Yong Ae Yue, Suncha Kim, Xiaojia Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon Chung Park and Paul Andre Michels.
An account set up for the family of victim Suncha Kim has raised more than $126,000.
“This senseless tragedy has caused my family and I an immense amount of pain, our world is forever shattered and tainted,” her granddaughter wrote. “My grandmother was an angel, to have her taken away in such a horrific manner is unbearable to think about.”
A page set up for Yong Yue has raised more than $75,000.
“My mom would be so proud that my brother and I are not only getting along but surrounded by good spirits and uplifting her legacy,” organizer Robert Peterson wrote. “Her grandkids have been able to be flown out and be here with us to celebrate her life and legacy. It is with your donations and support that such things are able to happen.”
Cox Media Group