Following a Lunar New Year celebration, a gunman opened fire at a ballroom dance club in the Los Angeles region, killing 10 people and injuring 10, leading to a manhunt for the perpetrator in the nation's latest mass shooting disaster.
The injured were taken to hospitals, where Capt. Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said that their conditions ranged from stable to serious. Ten people, according to him, died in the Monterey Park location.
Mr. Meyer stated that people were "pouring out of the location shouting" when the police showed up at the scene at around 10:30 p.m. Police allegedly entered the ballroom while firefighters ministered to the injured.
Thousands of people had 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 kilometres) outside of downtown Los Angeles.
According to a database maintained by The Associated Press and USA Today on mass homicides in the United States, it was the fifth mass shooting to occur in the country this month and the bloodiest since 21 people were killed in a school in Uvalde, Texas. Two months after five people were also died at a nightclub in Colorado Springs, there was further violence.
The locals also informed Mr. Choi that there was a shooter with a gun and a lot of ammo nearby. Mr. Choi asserted that he thinks a dance club was the scene of the shooting.
A close friend of his was in the restroom at a dance club that night when the shooting began, Wong Wei, a resident, told the Los Angeles Times. He claimed that when she emerged, she discovered a shooter and three bodies.
Around 11 p.m., the friend left the scene and went home, according to Mr. Wei, who also mentioned that his pals had told him that the gunman appeared to use a long rifle and fire randomly. He told the newspaper, "They don't know why, so they run.
The incident happened close to a Lunar New Year gathering that had drawn thousands of people. According to Mr. Wei, the friend left the area around 11 p.m. and went home. He also mentioned that his friends had told him that the shooter appeared to be using a long rifle and firing erratically. They run because they don't know why he told the newspaper.
The incident took place not far from a large Lunar New Year celebration that drew thousands of people.
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