Ten individuals have died and a minimum of 10 others been wounded in a mass capturing in a largely Asian metropolis in southern California, legislation enforcement stated Sunday, with the suspect nonetheless at giant hours later.
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The gunman opened hearth at a dance venue in Monterey Park, as the area people have been celebrating Lunar New Year, police stated.
Captain Andrew Meyers of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated officers had responded to emergency calls round 10:20pm on Saturday and located individuals pouring out of the premises.
Footage posted on social media confirmed injured individuals on stretchers being taken to ambulances by emergency employees.
Around the scene of the capturing – reported to have been at a dance membership – police guarded cordoned-off streets, the video confirmed.
Tens of hundreds of individuals had gathered earlier within the day for the two-day Lunar New Year competition, which is likely one of the largest in southern California.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Seung Won Choi, who owns a seafood barbecue restaurant close to the scene stated three individuals had run into his restaurant and informed him to lock the door.
The paper quoted the proprietor as saying that individuals who sought shelter in his property informed him there was a person with a machine gun within the space.
“Our hearts exit to those that misplaced family members tonight in our neighboring metropolis, Monterey Park, the place a mass capturing simply occurred,” Los Angeles City Controller Kenneth Mejia stated in a tweet.
Monterey Park, is residence to round 61,000 individuals, the vast majority of them Asian or Asian American.
Gun violence is a big drawback within the United States, which noticed 647 mass shootings final yr, based on the Gun Violence Archive web site, outlined as an incident with 4 or extra individuals shot or killed, not together with the shooter.