Following a Lunar New Year celebration, a gunman opened fire at a ballroom dance club in the Los Angeles region, killing ten people and injuring 10, leading to a manhunt for the perpetrator in the nation’s latest mass shooting disaster. The wounded were brought to hospitals and, according to Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Capt. Andrew Meyer, their situations range from stable to severe.
He claimed that ten persons had passed away at the site in Monterey Park. According to Meyer, officers arrived at the scene around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, and individuals were “pouring out of the facility screaming.” He claimed that as firefighters attended to the injured, cops entered the ballroom and discovered the victims.
Meyer did not describe the male suspect, the weapon he was carrying, or why police withheld information about the incident for hours while the shooter was still at large. He said that authorities were looking into another event in the neighboring city of Alhambra to see whether there was any connection.
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According to Meyer, it is still too early in the inquiry to determine whether or if the shooter knew anyone in the ballroom. He made no further statements. Thousands of people have come to celebrate the Lunar New Year. A substantial Asian community may be found in Monterey Park, a city of around 60,000 people located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside downtown Los Angeles.
The two days of festivities were scheduled, but organizers canceled Sunday’s activities after the shooting. According to a database maintained by The Associated Press and USA Today on mass homicides in the United States, the tragedy was the fifth mass shooting in the country this month and the bloodiest since 21 people were slain in a school in Uvalde, Texas.
Two months after five people were killed at a nightclub in Colorado Springs, there was further violence. The owner of the seafood BBQ restaurant Clam House, Seung Won Choi (Twitter Account), told The Los Angeles Times that three guys barged into his place of business and ordered him to lock the door. Choi was informed by the onlookers that there was a gunman with a gun who was carrying several rounds of ammo.
The Los Angeles Times was informed by Wong Wei (Twitter Account), a local, that his friend was in the dance club’s restroom when the shooting began. He claimed that she discovered a shooter and three bodies when she emerged. Around 11 p.m., the friend fled to Wei’s house, adding that his buddies had informed him that the shooter appeared to use a long rifle and fire randomly. He told the newspaper, “They don’t know why, so they run. One of Southern California’s biggest Lunar New Year festivities is in Monterey Park.