February 4, 2023

Multiple people shot at California celebration

Throngs had gathered to indicate Chinese Lunar New Yr in Monterey Park, east of Los Angeles

A bulk shooting occurred during Lunar New Year celebrations within Monterey Park in California on Saturday night. Local authorities said that ten people had been killed, with at least 10 others injured.

Speaking to reporters, Chief Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said local emergency services pronounced ten victims dead in the scene.   “ There are at least ten extra victims transported to nearby hospitals, ”   he said, adding that will their condition varies through stable to critical.

He also said that the suspect, who carried a firearm, had fled the scene and continued to be at large, and that it was too soon to guess the shooter’s motivation.

In an earlier statement on Weekend, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said that the tragedy took place after ten: 00 pm at hundred West Garvey Avenue. Additionally, it identified the shooter as being a male, without providing any further detail.

Many witnesses claimed that the shooting took place at a dance recording studio on Garvey Avenue, based on the Los Angeles Times.

Video on social media shows first responders rushing to the area as well as several people being taken to hospitals.

One local business owner told The Los Angeles Times that will after the gunfire erupted, 3 people rushed into their restaurant and told your pet to lock the doors. They said the suspect was a guy with what looked like a semi-automatic weapon.

A local resident also told LA Times that a friend associated with his was in the club’s bathroom when the suspect opened up fire. According to his friend, the shooter was armed with a long gun and there have been at least three bodies lying down on the ground, one of whom apparently was the boss of the golf club.

The disaster took place as tens of thousands of individuals gathered in the afternoon for a two day festival in order to mark Chinese New Season.

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