Asia Latest News

Chinese school official shot dead by teens 2 months after moving to the United States for retirement

By Mason White 8:13 AM November 19, 2017
Ruxin Wang with his wife and son

A man who was looking forward to spending his retirement with his son was killed just two months after arriving in the United States.

74-year-old Ruxin Wang was shot dead while taking the garbage out of his house.

His wife of 48 years was the one who discovered his body.

Witnesses reported seeing four teens wearing hoodies running from the scene.

So far, police in Tennessee have arrested two out of the four suspects who are accused of killing Wang.

The suspects in custody were identified as a 15-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy.

Wang moved to the United States two months ago after retiring from work at the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Wang moved with his wife from China to Nashville in search of a better life and to be close to his son, Wang Yun, who moved to the United States in 2000.

Yun was a devoted son and he traveled with his parents around the world. He is devastated by the loss of his father.

“You look at the Las Vegas shooting and you look at the Orlando shooting, and you think it is so far away from you, but it’s not,” Yun said. “I couldn’t imagine it could happen to our family, but it did,” he added.

People in China expressed shock and are upset over the senseless death of the beloved man.

“What a tragedy, this man spent his whole life educating Chinese children and teaching them morality just to move to the U.S. and get shot by American children,” one person wrote on social media.