10 Killed In Mass Shooting In California Dance Hall

Attack Was Inside Dance Hall East Of Los Angeles, Shooter At Large
The Lai Lai Ballroom and Studio front door is seen in Alhambra, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. A mass shooting by a gunman at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, killed multiple people, amid Lunar New Year celebrations. Then 20 to 30 minutes later, a man with a gun entered the Lai Lai Ballroom in nearby Alhambra. LA County Sheriff Robert Luna said it is unclear where the events are connected. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

At a glance

  • Ten people were shot dead at a dance club late Saturday in Monterey Park, Calif., in a mass shooting that occurred as the community’s large Asian population celebrated the beginning of the Lunar New Year.
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Boese told The Associated Press that the shooting was reported at 10:22 p.m. and involved a male shooter.
  • The community is about 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
  • Seung Won Choi, who owns a seafood restaurant across the street from where the shooting happened, told the Los Angles Times that the incident occurred at a nightclub.
  • Choi said people fleeing the shooting told him the shooter was armed with a machine gun and had multiple rounds of ammunition.
  • Police also say 1o others were injured and the shooter remains at large.

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