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Mourners visit and leave flowers at the site of Tuesday's mass shootings in memorial for the lives lost in Atlanta. Photo: Megan Varner via Getty Images

A GoFundMe campaign launched by the son of an Atlanta shooting victim has raised more than $2.5 million from over 37,000 donors, two days after it was created.

Why it matters: Hyun Jung Grant, 51, was one of the six Asian women killed during a gunman’s rampage at Gold Spa on Tuesday night. In total, eight people were killed.

  • The single mother mother of two sons' identity was released Friday, along with details about the other victims.
  • In an update after donations topped $1.5 million on Friday, her son Randy Park thanked donors and said, "My mother can rest easy knowing I have the support of the world with me."

What he's saying: In his initial GoFundMe post, Park called his mother "one of my best friends and the strongest influence on who we are today."

  • "Losing her has put a new lens on my eyes on the amount of hate that exists in our world."
  • Park requested the funds for basic living necessities, noting: "It is only my brother and I in the United States."

On Friday, Park updated the page with a post expressing his gratitude.

  • "Thank you everyone and please share whatever care and kindness you have shown here to anyone you know that feels scared or unsure about the world we live in," he added.

Of note: A GoFundMe page was set up on Saturday evening by Bobby Peterson, the youngest son of another Atlanta spa shootings victim, 63-year-old Yong Yue. It had raised over $23,000 four hours after the page was created.

  • Money raised will "assist with managing mother's affairs for her home, associated costs for our family to travel to her memorial, as well as going towards her memorial service costs and her personal affairs for the immediate future," per a statement from Peterson.

Go deeper: Over 183 organizations join AAPI groups' call for $300M to address anti-Asian violence

Editor's note: This article has been updated with the latest fund-raising details on Park's and Peterson's pages.

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A 25-year-old man died Sunday of injuries sustained in a mass shooting that wounded 13 other people in downtown Austin, Texas, the previous day, police confirmed.

Driving the news: Austin police named the victim as Douglas John Kantor, as they continued to search for one of two suspects. One suspect was taken into custody on Saturday following the shooting on 6th Street, a popular area with bars and restaurants.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNN Sunday that former Attorneys General William Barr and Jeff Sessions should testify before Congress on reports that the Trump-era Department of Justice seized Democrats' and journalists' data records.

Driving the news: DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced Friday an internal investigation into the matter, and Pelosi expressed disbelief to CNN's Dana Bash at assertions that neither Barr nor Sessions knew of probes into lawmakers.

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Israel has a new prime minister for the first time since 2009 after a power-sharing government led by Naftali Bennett survived a confidence vote on Sunday. Bennett was sworn in as prime minister.

Why it matters: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving prime minister and the man around whom Israeli politics have revolved for a decade, will now become opposition leader. Bennett, a right-wing former Netanyahu protege, will lead the most ideologically diverse government in Israeli history.