At the least 10 folks have been killed and 10 others have been wounded in a capturing Saturday night in a metropolis east of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division stated.
The gunfire was reported round 10:22 p.m. native time inside a Chinese language-owned ballroom dance studio on West Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park.
Native police arrived to search out “people pouring out of the situation,” LA County Sheriff’s Division’s Captain Andrew Meyer stated in a information convention on Sunday early morning.
At the least 10 folks have been taken to space hospitals with circumstances starting from secure to essential.
Native authorities are in search of a person who fled after the capturing. Police are additionally investigating a attainable second scene in Alhambra, about two miles north of Monterey Park.
Meyer didn’t give additional particulars in regards to the shooter or attainable motive. He added that it was unclear whether or not the capturing was a focused hate crime.
The FBI and state authorities are additionally concerned within the investigation.
Over 59,000 folks stay in Monterey Park, 65 p.c of whom establish as Asian, in accordance with the Census Bureau.
The assault occurred on the finish of the primary day of a two-day avenue pageant to rejoice Lunar New Yr. The occasion, which started on the eve of Lunar New Yr, is without doubt one of the largest free avenue gala’s in Southern California, usually drawing crowds of over 100,000 guests and over 100 meals distributors, performances and retailers.
Monterey Park Police stated the pageant has been canceled due to the capturing.