A two-decade-long feud between two Chinese families recently came to a fatal climax in Brooklyn of all places, with one man shooting the other in cold blood.
Military veteran Wu Long Chen, 45, murdered the father of his neighbour over an old and bitter dispute over garbage. The victim, Yingguan Chen, 68, was stalked by Wu from a wedding attended by both, then shot in the head at a Popeye’s restaurant, according to the New York Post.
Wu’s baffling motive was vengeance over a petty dispute between him and Chen’s son, Gary. “The killer and my father were neighbors in China about 20 years ago,” explained the deceased’s granddaughter. “They got into arguments because he would throw trash into my father’s yard.”
Already living in America at the time, Chen has apparently suffered the price for a feud of which he wasn’t even aware, according to Gary’s statement:
My father had no idea. The killer brought his many brothers over and tried to intimidate our family. The killer was pushing our mother around and hurt her arm. It got violent and the Chinese government brought the police… It’s surprising that this man could hold a grudge and make my father a target. It’s a complete shock.
After unsuccessfully attempting to flee to Mexico and being apprehended by immigration officers, Wu was returned to Brooklyn and will face murder and weapons charges.
This incident has occurred not too long after the arrest of a Chinese man in Brooklyn for the brutal murders of his relatives with a meat cleaver.
By Pinky Latt