Victims were treated both inside the Star Ballroom Dance Studio and in the car park outside, police said. A gunman is still at large after killing at least 10 people near Los Angeles in one of California’s deadliest mass shootings. Another 10 people were wounded and some are in a critical condition. The shooting in Monterey Park, which has a large Asian population, happened shortly after thousands of people had gathered for a Lunar New Year festival. The gunman opened fire on a busy dance studio in the downtown area of the city. Officers arrived at the scene at 22:22 local time on Saturday (06:22 GMT on Sunday) and found people “pouring out of the location screaming”, Captain Andrew Meyer said. Victims were treated both inside the Star Ballroom Dance Studio and in the car park outside, police said. Officers are hunting for a male suspect between the age of 30 and 50 who fled the scene, but have received different descriptions of the attacker. Dozens of witnesses are being interviewed. “We need to get this person off the street as soon as possible,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said at a news conference on Sunday.

via bbc: Monterey Park shooting: Ten dead and suspect at large

siehe auch: Gunman still on the loose after 10 killed in mass shooting in Monterey Park dance studio. The gunman who opened fire at a ballroom dance studio in Monterey Park on Saturday night, killing 10 people and injuring 10 others, remained on the loose Sunday morning, authorities said. (…) The shooting occurred on Lunar New Year’s Eve about seven miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Luna said it was too early to tell whether the festival was connected to the shooting. A law enforcement source briefed on the matter said the gunman used a high-powered assault rifle at close range. Some witnesses described a white cargo van, which Luna said should be considered “a van of interest.” (…) About 20 minutes after the shooting, a “male Asian suspect” with a firearm walked into another dance hall in the neighboring suburb of Alhambra, Luna said. “Some individuals wrestled the firearm from him, and that individual took off,” he said; ‘Who walks into a dance hall and guns down 20 people?.’ Police search for shooter who killed 10 people in Monterey Park, California Authorities are scrambling to find whoever killed 10 people Saturday night in Monterey Park, California, as the city’s large Asian American community was celebrating Lunar New Year weekend. “Monterey Park should have had a night of joyful celebration of the Lunar New Year. Instead, they were the victims of a horrific and heartless act of gun violence,” Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted. In addition to the 10 people killed, another 10 people were wounded and hospitalized, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert G. Luna said. “Who walks into a dance hall and guns down 20 people?” the sheriff said. Here’s what we know: • A group of people wrestled a gun away from man described as an Asian male at a dance studio in the nearby city of Alhambra shortly after the Monterey Park mass shooting Saturday, Luna said. The sheriff said investigators are trying to determine whether the two incidents are related.

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