Popular singer was identified Monday as one of the four men killed during the shooting at a football watch party in the backyard in California.
Xy Lee, a recognized musician in the Hmong community of Southeast Asia, was remembered with over 90,000 subscribers to his professional YouTube channel, as a “brilliant color.”
“He was well known in the community as he is local and he is a very nice man,” said Hmong Moua Vang radio host on the air, according to Fox26 News. “He had such a wonderful voice and his beautiful music is all about everyone's heart.” T
The rising star was killed 23 years Sunday evening when two guns attacked a family meeting in Fresno and they opened a ritual in a crowd of more than a dozen men watching the game, the police said.
“This is a very exciting time for all involved,” read a post in the Hmong Talk Facebook community group. “Thank you [Lee] for all the beautiful music you created. You will truly miss! RIP! "
Authorities named the three others killed as Phia Vang, 31; Kalaxang Thao, 40; and Kou Xiong, 38, according to The Los Angeles Times. Xiong lived in the house where the shooting took place.
The other popular singer, JV Vang, was among the six injured, said Pao Yang, the not-for-profit Fresno Center, which serves the local Hmong community.
“They come out and make our mental health clients every year, especially preparing for the Hmong New Year,” said Yang about the musicians. “These people are close and dear to us.”
“It is a dark day in our community, not only in our Hmong community but in our Fresno community,” said Yang.
The police said the focus of the shooting was on the town where the shooting took place and the task of creating an Asian gang task to investigate, according to the LA Times.
A reward of $ 5,000 is offered for any information that will result in a case arrest. Federal officials are helping the investigation.