STOCKTON- More than 300 people packed into the APSARA Community Center Friday night for a special commemorative event on the 25th anniversary of the Cleveland Elementary School shooting.
Five students were killed, 30 others were injured on Jan. 17, 1989.
Most of the service was in Cambodian because 4 of the 5 students killed in the Cleveland School shooting were Cambodian-American.
Sophonn An was in the cafeteria when the shots rang out. He escaped the hail of gunfire, but his older sister was shot and killed in the schoolyard.
“I was at her grave earlier, visiting her, since today was the 25th,” An said. “But I always visit her regardless. Not because it’s 25, 20th or 10.”