Monterey Park shooting: In another incident of gun violence, at least ten people have been killed and several injured in a mass shooting in Monterey Park city, near Los Angeles on Saturday. According to the local media reports, the incident happened in Monterey Park, located about 13km east of Los Angeles, after 10 pm local time on Saturday.
As per the reports, nearly thousand of people had earlier gathered in the city for the Monterey Park Lunar New Year festival.
According to Police, a suspect remains on the loose after killing 10 people and wounding 10 others. Captain Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said that the wounded were taken to hospitals and their conditions range from stable to critical.
Meyer said that 10 people died at the scene. Meyer said people were “pouring out of the location screaming” when officers arrived on the scene.
He said officers then went into the dance ballroom as firefighters treated the wounded.
"Accused used machinegun to shoot people"
Seung Won Choi, who owns the Clam House seafood barbecue restaurant across the street from where the shooting happened, told the Los Angles Times that three people rushed into his business and told him to lock the door.
The people also told Choi that there was a shooter with a machine gun who had multiple rounds of ammunition on him so he could reload. Choi said he believes the shooting took place at a dance club. The newspaper reported that the shooting happened after 10 p.m.
Saturday was the start of the two-day festival, which is one of the largest Lunar New Year events in Southern California.
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