By Jonathan Allen
(Reuters) – Ten folks had been killed in a mass taking pictures in Monterey Park, California, at a dance corridor on Saturday night time as residents of the predominantly Asian American city celebrated the Chinese language Lunar New 12 months, police mentioned .
The suspected shooter fled the scene and police had been nonetheless looking for him, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division mentioned early Sunday morning, about 5 hours after the assault.
There was no data but on the motive for the assault, the division added.
Ten different folks had been taken to native hospitals for remedy, and no less than one was in important situation.
The taking pictures happened after 10 p.m. (0600 GMT Sunday) across the location of a Chinese language Lunar New 12 months celebration, US media reported. About two-thirds of the residents of Monterey Park, a city about seven miles from downtown Los Angeles, are Asian American.
Footage posted to social media reveals injured folks on stretchers being taken to ambulances by emergency personnel. Across the scene of the taking pictures, police saved streets cordoned off, the video confirmed.
“Our hearts exit to those that misplaced family members tonight in our close by city of Monterey Park the place a mass taking pictures simply occurred,” Los Angeles Metropolis Comptroller Kenneth Mejia wrote on Twitter.
Tens of 1000’s of individuals had attended the pageant earlier within the day.