Shooting Near East LA Lunar New Year Celebration Leaves 11 Dead
On Saturday night, a shooter killed 11 and wounded 10 more at a ballroom dance club in Monterey Park, California.
The Details: The gunman was described by witnesses as firing indiscriminately on attendees of the Star Ballroom Dance Studio. Of the deceased victims, five were female and five were male. The conditions of the wounded range from stable to critical. The 72-year-old suspect was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot on Sunday after a standoff with police.
For Context: The shooting was the deadliest in the U.S. since a gunman in Uvalde, TX killed 21 in May 2022. Authorities believe the shooting may be tied to an incident that occurred about 30 minutes later in nearby Alhambra, where an Asian male reportedly entered Lai Lai Ballroom with a gun before attendees wrestled it away from him. Both Monterey Park and Alhambra are neighborhoods with large Asian communities.
Key Quotes: A resident of Monterey Park said, "I thought maybe it was fireworks… We’re right in the middle of the city, but it’s really safe." Captain Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said in a briefing, "We will look at every angle... it's too early in the investigation to know whether this incident was a hate crime or not."
How The Media Covered It: Outlets across the spectrum have reported events, context, and key quotes from authorities similarly. Updated 1/23/23 at 8:15 am ET with the suspect being found. Updated 1/25/23: the death toll was raised to 11.
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From the LeftGunman kills 10 near Lunar New Year festival in California
A gunman killed 10 people at a ballroom dance studio amid Lunar New Year celebrations and then may have tried — but failed — to target a second dance hall, authorities said Sunday. An urgent search was underway across the Los Angeles area for the suspect.
LA County Sheriff Robert Luna said the shooting at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park left five women and five men dead and wounded another 10 people. Then 20 to 30 minutes later, a man with a gun entered the Lai Lai...
From the CenterMonterey Park Mass Shooting Leaves at Least Ten Dead on Lunar New Year
At least ten people have been confirmed dead after a shooting in Monterey Park, California, on Saturday night.
Law enforcement were called to the scene at Garvey Avenue at 10.22pm local time, according to information published by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
LA County Sheriff Captain Andrew Meyer then told a news conference that 10 people had been killed outside a dance club, and a further 10 were being treated in hospital. The conditions of the 10 injured ranged from critical to stable.
The Sheriff's Department initially described the shooter as...
From the RightLA mass shooting suspect kills 10 near Lunar New Year fest
A gunman killed 10 people and wounded 10 others at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance club following a Lunar New Year celebration, setting off a manhunt for the suspect in the latest mass shooting tragedy in an American community.
Capt. Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said Sunday that the wounded were taken to hospitals and their conditions range from stable to critical. He said the 10 people died at the scene in the city of Monterey Park.
Meyer said people were “pouring out of the location screaming”...
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