10 killed after Chinese New Year celebration

10 killed after Chinese New Year celebration

Updated: 9 days, 12 hours, 28 minutes, 26 seconds ago

At A shooting rampage at a nightclub after an incident left at least 10 dead and 10 more injured. Lunar New Year Celebration in Monterey Park, California, authorities said.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued a brief statement saying the shooting was reported at 10:22 p.m. Saturday. The Gunman remains at-large

“Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are responding to assist Monterey Park Police Department with a shooting death investigation,” According to the statement. The initial death toll was nine; authorities later said 10 people had died.

Monterey Park About 10 miles from downtown, is this city of 60,000 residents. Los Angeles. The The shooting began shortly after the announcement. Lunar New Year’s Celebrations brought thousands to the city which is home to a majority of its residents.Asian population.

The The nation’s most fatal shooting incident was when 24 people were killed. Texas school in May.

Developments:

►Sheriff’s Capt. Andrew Meyer Sunday Although the shooter was identified as a male, he did not provide any description or motive for the carnage. 

►He said investigators were checking reports that an attempted shooting at a ballroom in AlhambraA few miles north of the town is. Monterey Park, might be related.

►Monterey Park Police Chief Scott Wiese The second day of the 2-day conference was a success. Lunar New Year Celebrate! Sunday The order has been canceled “out of an abundance of caution and reverence for the victims.”

Police Examining surveillance video

Meyer said the county homicide bureau was working  the case along with Monterey Park PoliceThe FBI, and the California Office This is Emergency Services. He It was too early to establish a motive in the investigation, he said. 

“The investigators are working every lead in this case,” Meyer said. “We have all our resources here. … We are reviewing all surveillance video, following all leads. We’re not going to leave anything unturned.”

He Investigators were unable to determine if the shooter knew any victims. He was also asked if the attack was hate-motivated.

“We don’t know if its targeted,” Meyer said. “We will look at every angle, including if it was a hate crime or not.”

White House monitoring shooting investigation

President Biden a briefing by Homeland Security Advisor Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Shooting White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre It was stated in a Twitter post. 

“He directed her to make sure that the FBI is providing full support to local authorities, and to update him regularly today as more details are known,” Jean-Pierre said.

Some In critical condition

Meyer Officers responded to a call for shots at 10:30 PM local time.

“When officers arrived on scene they observed numerous individuals, patrons of the location, pouring out of the location screaming,” Meyer said. He The officers entered the building immediately and found the dead and injured. The The wounded were taken to hospitals, where they are in stable to critical condition. Meyer said.

Video This scene shows ambulances lined up waiting for people to be loaded onto stretchers. Other Photographs showed wounded victims being treated by firefighters on a parking spot.

“The suspect fled the scene and remains outstanding,” Meyer said.

Cantonese, Mandarin It is widely used in Monterey Park

The site of the shooting in downtown Monterey Park It is located just a few blocks away from the city hall, on the main thoroughfare of the city. Garvey Avenue is dotted with strip malls full of small businesses with signs in both English Chinese. Cantonese Mandarin Both of these words are commonly used. Chinese The holidays are celebrated. Chinese Films are shown in the city.

Shooter Witnesses say that the fire was indiscriminate.

Wong WeiA neighbor told the Los Angeles Times that a friend had gone to the dance club that night with a group of friends. His A friend was in the toilet when the shooting began. Wei said. His A friend saw a gunman, two bodies of women and a club boss and came out to see them. Wei said. The A group of friends fled to Wei’s He said, “Home.”

The According to his friends, the shooter appeared to fire randomly.

“They don’t know why, so they run,” He told the Times.

Fifth US mass murder this month, the deadliest since May

The Tragedia was the fifth mass shooting in the United States since the beginning, but it is also the most deadly since. May 24.02.2022 – 21 people were killed at school. Uvalde, TexasAccording to The Associated Press/USA Today Database on mass killings in America The The database also shows 2022 to be one of worst years for mass killings ever, with 42 attacks. This is the second-highest since 2006 when the tracker was created. The Database defines mass killing as the death of four people, not including the perpetrator.

The The latest violence follows five deaths at a police station in the previous two-months. Colorado Springs nightclub.

Lunar New Year

Lunar New YearSometimes called Chinese New Year, is celebrated in several Asian All countries, China, Vietnam, North Korea, South Korea, Singapore?, and Malaysia. Some While traditions can be shared, some are specific to particular countries. It This marks the beginning Lunar Calendar year and moon cycles are months.

This Today is the beginning of the lunar year. SundayKick off the Year The Rabbit (except Vietnam You can swap a cat for a rabbit. Twelve animals take turns claiming the year on a rotating basis. Legend says the animals crossed a dangerous river in the following order: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.

Contributing: The Associated Press