So far, the man responsible has not been arrested, and he apparently shot them all dead.
Ten people were killed and ten others wounded in a mass shooting Saturday night following a Lunar New Year celebration that drew thousands of people to an East Los Angeles establishment, police said Sunday.
Los Angeles County Police Sergeant Bob Bose said the incident happened at an unspecified establishment on Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park. He noted that the shooter was a man.
The suspect is still at large, Los Angeles Police Capt. Andrew Meyer said. The injured, of varying degrees, were taken to hospitals, he added.
Authorities did not provide information for several hours after dozens of police officers responded to the shooting in Monterey Park, a city of about 60,000 people with an Asian-American population about 10 miles from downtown Angeles.
It was the fifth mass shooting in the United States this month since 21 people were killed at a school in Uvalde, Texas, according to an Associated Press/USA Today database.
Two months ago, five people died in a Colorado Springs nightclub.
Seung Won Choi, owner of the Clam House seafood barbecue restaurant across the street from the shooting, told the Los Angeles Times that three men ran into his business and told him to barricade the door.
The people told Choi that there was a shooter with a machine gun. Choi said he believed the shooting happened at the nightclub.
Boyce did not identify the location, but said it was in the 120 block of Garvey Avenue. On the block is Star Ballroom Dance Studio, where an event called “Star Night” was held from 8 to 11:30 p.m., according to the schedule on its website.
Wong Wei, who lives nearby, told the Los Angeles Times that a friend of his was in the store when the shooting began. He said that when he came out, he saw a man with a weapon and three bodies.
The friend, who later fled to Wei’s house around 11:00 p.m., said the shooter appeared to be firing blindly with a long gun.
“They didn’t know why, so they ran,” he told the newspaper.
The event took place where thousands of people attended the Lunar New Year celebration.
The two-day festival, one of the largest Lunar New Year events in Southern California, kicked off Saturday.
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