Ten dead in mass shooting in Asian city in California

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At least ten people have been killed and ten others injured in a mass shooting in a largely Asian city in southern California.

Law enforcement agents who said the suspect is still at large, explained that the gunman opened fire at a dance venue in Monterey Park, during the celebration of Lunar New Year by the local community.

Captain Andrew Meyers of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said officers had responded to emergency calls around and found people pouring out of the premises.

Monterey Park, about eight miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is home to around sixty one thousand people.

Mass shooting remain common in the US, which saw six hundred and forty seven shootings with four or more victims in 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive website.

 

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