At least 10 people have died in a mass shooting following a Lunar New Year festival in a city east of Los Angeles, according to authorities.
The shooting in Monterey Park, California, occurred at a dance club and was reported around 10:22 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said, after the Lunar New Year festival that was scheduled to end at 9 p.m. Police said the shooter was a male, but did not say whether he was still at large.
“Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are responding to assist Monterey Park Police Department with a shooting death investigation,” the department initially said in a short statement Sunday morning. “There are nine deceased. There is no additional information available at this time.”
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Andrew Meyer later updated the number of people killed and said that while the motive was unknown, police were investigating whether the shooting could have been racially motivated.... Read More: The Hill