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Montery Park Mass Shooting: California Mass Shooting Leaves At Least 10 Dead

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Ten people have lost their lives following a shooting which occured at a ballroom dance studio in the Californian city of Monterey Park, near Los Angeles, police said.

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Police further said that at least 10 others have been left injured.

The shooting occured at around 22:20 local time on Saturday, which translates to 06:20 GMT on Sunday; thousands of people were gathered in the city for the onterey Park Lunar New Year festival.

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The shooting occurred on the 100 block of West Garvey Avenue, where several business premises are located, including the Star Ballroom Dance Studio.

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An eyewitness told the Los Angeles Times that three people ran into his restaurant and told him to lock the door as there was a man with a machine gun in the area.

“It appears to have happened at a dance studio nearby where a gunman came in with what an eyewitness described as a machine gun, some automatic gun that fired multiple rounds at mostly Asian-Americans,” Jeong Park, a reporter with the paper, told the BBC.

An eyewitness told him that someone (presumed to be the prime suspect) fled in a car minutes later.

With regard to the suspect, Los Angeles Police said they were looking for a male suspect who fled the scene.

There was no description of the suspect.





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