9 folks have been killed in a mass capturing within the metropolis of Monterey Park, California, late on Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division stated.
“Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Murder detectives are responding to help Monterey Park Police Division with a capturing demise investigation. There are 9 deceased,” the division stated in a quick assertion.
“There isn’t any extra data obtainable at the moment.”
The division stated the suspect was male, nevertheless it was not clear if he was nonetheless at giant.
The capturing came about after 10 p.m. (0600 GMT on Sunday) across the location of a Chinese language Lunar New Yr celebration held in Monterey Park, US media reported.
Footage posted on social media confirmed injured folks on stretchers being taken to ambulances by emergency workers. Across the scene of the capturing – reported to have been at a dance membership – police guarded cordoned-off streets, the video confirmed.
“Our hearts exit to those that misplaced family members tonight in our neighboring metropolis, Monterey Park, the place a mass capturing simply occurred,” Los Angeles Metropolis Controller Kenneth Mejia stated in a tweet.
Tens of hundreds of individuals had attended the competition earlier within the day.
The Los Angeles Occasions quoted the proprietor of a close-by restaurant as saying that individuals who sought shelter in his property instructed him there was a person with a machine gun within the space.
Seung Gained Choi instructed the newspaper that he believed the capturing came about at a dance membership.
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