A horrific bloodbath occurred in Hollywood Plaza on Diamond Hill on Friday (2nd), two women were attacked and killed, and this morning (4th) some people went to Hollywood Square to mourn, and church groups were present to sing hymns, pray and give blessing cards, hoping to turn the curse into blessings and bring peace to the injured, and many citizens also came to lay flowers and worship, hoping that the deceased would rest in peace. Some people believe that the government should face up to the mental health problems in society and provide more support for the mentally ill; Some people also bluntly said that they learned that the incident affected their emotions and appealed to the public to stop forwarding the incident clips.
Since 10 a.m. this morning, many members of the public have been present to worship and some have laid flowers. Mr. Wong, a neighbour who attended the worship ceremony, said in an interview that he did not know the two deceased, and when he heard of the tragedy, he bluntly said that he would be "happy" and hoped that the deceased would rest in peace. He called on the government to face up to the mental health problems in society, "everyone will be more stressed in a few years, and there should be less emotional support", and invest more resources to avoid repeated tragedies. As for the community to help and encourage the mentally ill to seek help, they should not be labeled. This incident has a far-reaching impact, some friends around them will "shout" and worry about their other half when they hear about the incident, and they will also be careful about their personal safety when they go out, hoping that the society will return to calm as soon as possible.
There were also staff members of the square store who were working at the time of the incident, and were frightened after learning about the tragedy, and today offered flowers to pray for peace of mind, thinking that it was a pity for the woman who died because of the incident. Ms. Wang and her friends who attended the worship ceremony believed that the society should give space to the family, and pointed out that the family members were facing unimaginable grief, and they also affected their emotions because of the incident, and called on the public to stop spreading the incident clips. Ms. Lai and her son, a citizen who paid their respects, said that they would pass by the mall every day and were very worried after the immediate incident, so they hoped that the mall would strengthen security.
Some religious groups were present to sing hymns and pray, and some Catholics interviewed expressed their hope to comfort the injured in the incident, including family members and shopping mall staff, through blessings, "hoping that they (the bereaved families) will know that they are lonely" and "bless every citizen of Hong Kong". Later, he will personally distribute "blessing packs" and "blessing cards" to nearby shops, hoping to give them to people who are worried about the incident and bring them peace.
Some religious groups were present to sing hymns and pray, and some Christian groups interviewed expressed their hope to comfort the injured in the incident, including family members and shopping mall staff, through blessings. (Photo by Zheng Jiahui)