Xie Yining dead at Workplace Shooting at Alhambra Chinese-Language Newspaper Office

An employee fatally shot Chinese=language news paper “China Press” president Xie Yining at the Alhambra office Friday morning before being swiftly taken into custody, authorities said.


The workplace violence took place just before 9:30 a.m. at The China Press, 2121, W. Mission Blvd., Alhambra Police Department Sgt. Steven Carr said. The victim Xie Yining and suspected killer both worked at the publication.

“They’re both confirmed coworkers, although he exact motive is unknown,” the sergeant said.

Officers arrived within 90 seconds of the first 911 call reporting the shooting, he said. They encountered four employees of the newspaper, along with the victim.

“There’s no evidence of any other victims at this time or any other episodes of violence,” Alhambra Sgt. Steven Carr said. “This appears to be a case of workplace violence. We’re investigating the potential of a disgruntled employee versus a co-worker.”

He said police received a 911 call shortly before 9:30 a.m. from a man who said he’d been shot.

The shooting occurred on the second floor of the office building, Carr said during a news conference Friday. He said four other co-workers who were present during the shooting were briefly detained before officers were able to arrest the suspect.

Detectives questioned the four co-workers at the police station.

Carr said the investigation into the motive and the specific relationship between the gunman and the victim was ongoing.