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      The shooting happened on Saturday, January 21, around 10:25 pm inside Star Ballroom Dance Studio where people were celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year.

      Flyer of the party where the shooting happened

      Flyer of the event where the mass shooting happened

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      • Tuesday, January 24

        4:24 pm

        Victims Names Released

        L.A. County Coroner’s released the names of six female and five male victims of the Monterey Park Mass Shooting:

        1. My Nhan, female, 65
        2. Lilian Li, female, 63
        3. Xiujuan Yu, female, 57
        4. Muoi Ung, female, 67
        5. Hong Jian, female, 62
        6. Yu Kao, male, 72
        7. Chia Yau, male, 76
        8. Valentino Alvero, male, 68
        9. Wen Yu, male, 64
        10. Ming Ma, male, 72
        11. Diana Tom, female, 70
      • 1:29 pm

        Official Candlelight Vigil Tuesday Night

        Monterey Park to Host Vigil on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 pm.  Details here.

      • 1:28 pm

        Support Center Is Open

        A support center is open with counseling and assistive services at Langley Senior Center, 400 W Emerson Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754, for families & individuals impacted by the shooting event in Monterey Park. For info and assistance, please call (626) 307-1395.

      • 1:25 pm

        Jan. 25 – 29: Free Admission to USC PAM

        Starting Wednesday, January 25 through Sunday, January 29, USC PAM will offer free admission to all guests in honor of the victims of the Monterey Park shooting and in celebration of Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rabbit.

      • 1:20 pm

        Took Police 5 Hours to Alert Public

        Reports on social media started coming in around 11:00 pm about the Monterey Park shooting. The Sheriff’s Information Bureau issued a news advisory at 2:49 am confirming fatalities and the gender of the shooter. At 3:30 am (five hours from the shooting) Capt. Andrew Meyer held a briefing informing the public about the death toll and that “the suspect fled the scene and remains outstanding.”

      • Monday, January 23

        6:57 pm

        Lunar New Year: An official CA Holiday

        Gov. Gavin Newsom issues a proclamation recognizing Lunar New Year as an official state holiday.

      • 6:55 pm

        Two more victims identified

        The L.A. County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner released two more names, a woman, Xiujuan Yu, 57, and a man, Valentino Alvero, 68.

      • 6:51 pm

        Gov. Newsom: Second Amendment is becoming a suicide pact

        Gov. Gavin Newsom told CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell on Monday:

        Nothing about this is surprising. Everything about this is infuriating. The Second Amendment is becoming a suicide pact.

        Earlier in the day, Gov. Newsom ordered flags at half-staff after Monterey Park shooting, and made Lunar New Year an official State holiday.

      • 4:47 pm

        Rep. Chu: “Shooter should not be allowed to interfere with our way of life”

        Rep. Judy Chu on ABC News:

        I want to assure people that they are safe. This shooter is not alive. They have nothing to fear, and this shooter should not be allowed to interfere with our way of life.

      • 4:39 pm

        Why California’s strict gun control laws didn’t stop the Monterey Park shooter

        California is one of only 14 states that has banned high-capacity magazines. The ban went into effect in 2000. Gunman could’ve had the high-capacity magazine if he bought it before then. (Read the full story at Vox.com).

      • 4:00 pm

        One Vitcim Likely Shot Outside Dance Hall

        Sheriff Luna:

        We believe – and again I’d like to tell you this is exactly what happened but we are still putting it all together – we believe that that victim was probably shot before he [gunman] started his rampage inside.

      • 3:45 pm

        One Hero

        Sheriff Luna:

        I’d like to take a second to also thank Mr. Brandon Tsay, for his heroic action which save countless lives. He’s the hero, that disarmed the suspect at the Alhambra location. And in my opinion, he saved many of lives.

        There was actually only one person who disarmed. But as you, know or we’re trying to put out information that was preliminary. So there was one, that’s his name. And what a brave man he is.

      • 2:57 pm

        Monterey Park Gunman Was Disturbed in January

        Tran visited the Hemet Police Department lobby twice in January. Read full story here.

      • 1:35 pm

        Attorney General Merrick Garland Statement

        I want to express my deepest condolences to the community of Monterey Park and the families and loved ones who are grieving in enormous loss today. FBI and ATF are providing all support possible to our state and local partners and they will continue to do so. All of us at the Justice Department are committed to doing everything in our power to protect our communities from gun violence and the terrible devastation that it brings.

      • 1:17 pm

        Press Conference at 2:30 pm

        L.A. County Sheriff Robert Luna will provide an update at a press conference around 2:30 pm.

      • 12:51 pm

        Padilla: Epidemic of Gun Violence

        At a press conference along with Rep. Judy Chu, Senator Alex Padilla said the shooting is a reminder of the epidemic of gun violence in America. He concluded by saying:

        We cannot allow gun shootings be the norm.

      • 12:13 pm

        Monterey Park Shooting: How to Help

        GoFundMe created a central page with all verified fundraising campaigns. (Click for link).

      • 12:09 pm

        Death Toll Rises to 11

        LAC + USC Medical Center just announced a victim from the Monterey Park Saturday’s mass shooting has succumbed to their injuries bringing the count to 11 victims:

        Our heroic staff at LAC+USC Medical Center have worked tirelessly to care for the four victims entrusted to our care. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we are saddened to share that one of the victims has succumbed to their extensive injuries. We want to express our deepest sympathies to their families and loved ones.

      • 11:23 am

        Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival Will Take Place This Sunday

        While we don’t have all the information on the motives of Saturday night’s tragedy, Sheriff Luna has confirmed it was not related to the lunar new year festival and the suspect is no longer a threat to the community.

        Alhambra’s Lunar New Year Festival will still take place this Sunday, January 29th.

        Additional resources from the Alhambra Police Department will be present. We look forward to our celebration and our community coming together.

      • 11:15 am

        Newsom: We Need Real Gun Reform

        Gov. Newsom:

        Spent time in Monterey Park today meeting with leaders and those impacted by this terrible tragedy. The strength of this community is incredible.

        No other country in the world is terrorized by this constant stream of gun violence. We need real gun reform at a national level.

        A man walking on street with debris all around

        Gov. Newsome at the scene in Monterey Park (Photo – Governor’s Office)

      • 10:59 am

        PUSD Superintendent Statement

        The mass shooting that took the lives of 10 and injured at least 10 in Monterey Park on Saturday night is devastating. My thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends who are mourning their loss today. What should have been a time of celebration of Lunar New Year has instead become a time of sorrow and shock.

        As the police investigation unfolds, our first concern is for the well-being of our students, their families, and those who may have been impacted by this tragedy. School counselors and administrators will be available to respond to students and parents as needed. Every PUSD school has established a safety plan and will follow procedures to ensure a secure learning environment for our students. In the wake of this incident, school personnel will be reviewing those plans. We are continuing our ongoing relationship with law enforcement to ensure we do everything we can to maintain the safety and security of our schools.

        Incidents of gun violence and loss can affect both children and adults. If you or your child would like to talk to someone about this tragedy, PUSD offers a wide range of mental health supports available at no cost. You can contact counselors at your school. More information can be found here. You may also call THRIVE: School Mental Health at (626) 396-3600 x 88233. Care Solace is another free service available to the PUSD students and families 24/7/365. Call 888-515-0595 or visit caresolace.com/pasadena.

      • 10:53 am

        Altadena Town Council Statement

        The Altadena Town Council is saddened and angry to learn about the atrocious mass shooting that occurred in Monterey Park during what should have been a festive celebration of Lunar New Year. Our hearts are with the victims, the families, all residents of the Monterey Community and the greater Asian community who are collectively suffering from this hateful act.

        We denounce all forms of violence against Angelenos and especially against anyone in a minority or marginalized groups who already bear the burdens of racism and hate.

        We are praying for healing and the end to senseless violence.

        Altadena Town Council

      • 10:49 am

        Authorities Search Gunman Residence

        Authorities, armed with search warrants, searched the home of the gunman who lived in a gated retirement community mobile home in Hemet.

      • 10:47 am

        5 Women and 5 Men Died at the Scene

        Ten people, five women and five men, died on the scene.  So far we know the names of the three of the victims:

        • Authorities released the names of two women: My (Mymy) Nhan, 65, and Lilan Li, 63.
        • A witness speaking to CBS2 in L.A. identified a third victim, Ming Wei Ma, the owner of the dance hall in Monterey Park.
      • 10:41 am

        Mymy Nhan Was First Person Shot and Killed

        Mymy Nhan, 65, was the first person shot and killed during the Monterey Park mass shooting. She was the aunt of Tiffany Liou‘s husband. Tiffany posted on Twitter the following statement from the family:

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      • 10:34 am

        Witness Identify One Victim

        One witness speaking to CBS2 in Los Angeles identified one of the victims as Ming Wei Ma, the owner of Star Ballroom Dance Studio.

      • 10:15 am

        “He Was Looking for People”

        NY Times interviewed Brandon Tsay, the third-generation operator of Lai Lai dance hall in Alhambra. Tsay, 26, is a computer coder and occasionally mans the ticket office. He was watching the ballroom when he “heard the front doors swing closed and a strange clang that sounded like metallic objects hitting one another” according to the Times:

        He was looking at me and looking around, not hiding that he was trying to do harm. His eyes were menacing.

        How [the gun] was built and customized, I knew it wasn’t for robbing money. From his body language, his facial expression, his eyes, he was looking for people.

        Tsay, alone, wrestled with the gunman and eventually disarmed him.

      • Sunday, January 22

        6:54 pm

        Monterey Park Mourns

        A memorial honoring the victims and survivors has been established at the Monterey Park City Hall located at 320 W. Newmark Avenue for the community to mourn. (More Details)

      • 5:50 pm

        Sheriff Luna: Status Quo is Not Working

        When asked about Gun Control, Sheriff Luna responded: “I can tell you one thing, the status quo is not working.”

      • 5:42 pm

        Two Weapons Found

        Sheriff Luna:

        • A weapon found at the Alhambra location (where the shooter was disarmed) was a magazine-fed semiautomatic assault pistol with high capacity magazine attached. ““I believe the weapon recovered at the Alhambra location is not legal in the state of California.”
        • A handgun was found in the white van.
      • 5:32 pm

        Flag Will Be Flown at Half Mast at All U.S. Public Buildings

        President Biden announced that the U.S. flag will be flown at half mast at the White House and all public buildings and grounds until sunset on January 26 as a mark of respect for the victims:

        As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on January 21, 2023, in Monterey Park, California, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, January 26, 2023.

      • 5:31 pm

        Rep. Chu: Feel Safe

        Rep. Chu to the community: “Feel Safe. The shooter is gone.”

      • 5:30 pm

        What Happened in Torrance

        The suspect was stopped around 10:30 am by law enforcement in Torrance. As police closed in, they heard one gunshot from within the van, Sheriff Luna said.

      • 5:28 pm

        7 People Hospitalized

        Seven people are still hospitalized, according to Sheriff Luna.

      • 5:24 pm

        Suspect Identified

        The suspect is identified as 71 year old Asian Male, Huu Can Tran.

        Evidence found at the van is linked to both locations, a dance studio in Monterey Park and another dance studio in Alhambra.

      • 5:22 pm

        Press Conference at Monterey Park City Hall

        Scheduled to speak:

        • Sheriff Luna
        • Rep. Judy Chu
        • Sen. Susan Rubio
        • Assb. Mike Fong
        • MPK Mayor Henry Lo
        • MPK Police Chief Scott Wiese
      • 5:16 pm

        Counseling Support Is Available

        Whether you know someone who was directly affected by this mass shooting or not, you may be feeling helpless, scared, or confused. Professionals from federal, State, and local organizations are available to provide help and support at no cost to the public:

        • If you need support, dial L.A. County Department of Mental Health’s 24/7 Help Line at (800) 854-7771.
        • A Family Assistance Center has been set up at the Langley Senior Center (400 West Emerson Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754).
      • 4:53 pm

        Dead Man in Van Linked to Mass Shooting

        The man found dead in the white van was linked to Monterey Park mass shooting, according to authorities.

      • 4:49 pm

        Van Being Towed from Torrance

        The white van is being towed from the scene in Torrance to a secure towing lot.

      • 4:47 pm

        At the Dance Studio in MPK

        Bodies are being loaded into the coroner’s vehicles to be moved to the morgue for family members to I.D. loved ones.

      • 4:46 pm

        10 People Did Not Come Home Last Night

        Let us take a moment to remember the victims, families, friends and everyone affected in this senseless tragedy.

      • 4:43 pm

        Barger’s Open Letter to Constituents

        This is a somber time in our County. Yesterday’s Monterey Park mass shooting shocked us and rocked our collective sense of safety and stability.

        To the family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and all who know the victims that were murdered or hurt during the attack — I send you my deepest condolences. I want you to know that I stand by you, and you can count on my support.

        While we struggle to make sense of what happened, it is important to acknowledge that acts of violence like this impact all our lives. Whether you know someone who was directly affected by this mass shooting or not, you may be feeling helpless, scared, or confused. If you need support, I urge you to dial Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s 24/7 Help Line at (800) 854-7771. Our caring, compassionate professionals stand ready to help you, in a confidential manner, and in multiple languages.

        Our County has also set up a Family Assistance Center at the Langley Senior Center, located at 400 West Emerson Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Professionals from federal, State, and local organizations are there to provide help and support at no cost to the public.

        The path ahead will not be easy. But it is my hope that by standing together, our healing will Start, our strength will be reinvigorated, and our faith restored.

      • 4:33 pm

        CNN: Suspect May Have Sought Medical Treatment Before Capture

        CNN cited law enforcement sources that the suspect may have sought medical treatment shortly before his capture. Police got a tip from a hospital in L.A. where a man who fit the ‘wanted’ photos came into the ER.

      • 4:24 pm

        ATF Conducts Urgent Trace on Firearm

        The federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives (Los Angeles) tweeted the following:

        ATF conducted an urgent trace on a firearm believed to be used in the #MontereyPark mass shooting. We continue to assist our local partners @MontereyParkPD
        & @LASDHQ in this unfolding investigation.

      • 4:02 pm

        33rd Mass Shooting in 2023

        This incident marks the 33rd mass shooting and 2,539th gun death in the United States, only 22 days into 2023.

      • 3:28 pm

        South Pasadena Chinese-American Club Resources to Those in Need

        Local businesses and anyone in the AAPI community who need support of any kind are encouraged to reach out to the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club (SPCC) at SPCC91030@gmail.com or at 626-548-8399. SPCC is ready and able to connect our community and businesses to any needed resources and address local needs.

      • 3:16 pm

        Gunman Did Not Use High Power Assault Rifle

        Sheriff Luna:

        The suspected gunman that killed ten people and injured ten others did not use a high power assault rifle.

        There were two separate incidents on Saturday night targeting two different dance halls, one in Monterey Park and one in Alhambra. Not clear how many guns might have been used.

      • 2:54 pm

        4:30 pm Press Conference in MPK

        There will be a press conference held at the Monterey Park City Hall around 4:30 pm that will talk about the specific incident.

      • 2:45 pm

        Sheriff’s Dept.t/Torrance Police Press Conference

        We are waiting for a joint L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, Torrance Police, Supervisor Janice Hahn, and City officials press conference.

      • 2:15 pm

        City of San Gabriel Statement

        Statement in response to Monterey Park shooting tragedy:

        Our thoughts are with our neighbors in Monterey Park after the mass shooting that occurred last night. We are saddened by the incident and our hearts go out to the victims and their friends and families.

        We are assisting the City of Monterey Park and the Monterey Park Police Department during this tragedy and will continue to lend our support as needed.

      • 2:13 pm

        L.A. Times: Van Driver Died From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

        The L.A. Times is reporting the driver of the van had died from self-inflicted gunshot wound.

      • 1:58 pm

        Solis: “Unbelievable, horrific, and tragic” 

        Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis:

        I was just there yesterday in the celebration with the city of Monterey Park and many dignitaries and it was a beautiful, festive occasion because after almost two and a half years of the pandemic, they had to postpone the celebration so you could see the smiles and people and children. Everybody was just so happy that the new year came, that they could be out in the open to celebrate.

        My heart goes out and prayers to those ten individuals that lost their lives and to those that are still injured and remain in our care.

        I know that this is a time of prayer and solitude and being together with family. It is a tragic incident to have occurred.

      • 1:47 pm

        SWAT Team Left Scene

        SWAT  team abandoned the site and the Sheriff’s Dept. will take over.

      • 1:20 pm

        Judy Chu Statement

        This shooting in my hometown of Monterey Park has torn a hole through all of our hearts. My thoughts and condolences go to the victims of this horrific crime, and to their families and loved ones who woke up this morning to the worst news imaginable. I can’t even comprehend the pain and suffering they are going through…I have lived in Monterey Park for 37 years. I served on the city council, and as Mayor 3 times in this city.

        Read the full statement  here.

      • 1:03 pm

        Body Found in the White Van

        Reports of a body found in the van. Law enforcement still has not confirmed whether the person in the white van is the suspect.

      • 1:01 pm

        SWAT Team Members Enter Van

        News copters show SWAT team members entering the white van. Not clear if a suspect was found inside or if the van was ditched in the parking lot.

      • 12:40 pm

        Sheriff Luna: “Barricaded Suspect Situation”

        Los Angeles County sheriff Robert Luna:

        We believe that there is a person inside the vehicle. We don’t know their condition, but we’re going to handle that in the safest manner that we possibly can.

        Could it be our suspect? Possibly. We’re looking at any and every possibility.

        No no known motive for the shooting.

      • 12:35 pm

        City of Alhambra Statement

        The City of Alhambra, the Alhambra Police Department, and the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce extend our support to the Monterey Park community in the wake of the tragic events that occurred on the night of January 21st. We send our thoughts and prayers to the victims. We thank the individuals who stepped up to help and prevent further injury. We also acknowledge those who stepped in here in Alhambra to disarm an individual threatening our own community. As always, we send our deep appreciation to the first responders who rushed in to help with this horrific event and continue to be present for our community.

        Right now, we mourn the loss of those whose lives were taken by this horrendous act and send our condolences to their loved ones. In the coming days, as we learn more, the community will come together to heal and take action to keep our community safe. We feel the pain many of our residents are experiencing, and we will continue to work to support the whole community.

      • 12:24 pm

        Sheriff Bomb Squad Surrounds the White Van

        Reports of L.A .Sheriff bomb squad surrounding the white cargo van that may be linked to the Monterey Park mass shooting.

      • 12:12 pm

        L.A. County Registrar-Recorder Statement

        Our hearts are heavy, and we extend our support to friends, family, and neighbors in Monterey Park following the devastating shooting and senseless violence on Saturday night.

        We continue to support and celebrate the vast Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community that is so vital in our community.

        我们对在周六晚上发生毁灭性的枪击事件和无情的暴力事件表示心情无比沉重。向蒙特利公园的朋友、家人和居民们提供全力支持。我们也继续支持在我们社区中非常重要的广大美国亚裔和太平洋岛民(AAPI)群体。

      • 12:02 pm

        Law Enforcement Surround a White Van in Torrance

        From ABC7 Eyewitness News:

        Two SWAT vehicles have boxed in a van in Torrance. Authorities believe it is possible the suspect in the Monterey Park shooting is inside. AIR7 HD is live overhead now.

      • 11:52 am

        White House Statement

        White House Spokeswoman, Karine Jean-Pierre, tweeted the following:

        The President has been briefed by the Homeland Security Advisor on the mass shooting in Monterey Park. He directed her to make sure that the FBI is providing full support to local authorities, and to update him regularly today as more details are known.

         

      • 11:50 am

        Sheriff Luna Statement

        Sheriff Robert Luna tweeted the following:

        My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by last night’s shooting in the @CityofMPK On behalf of @LASDHQ.
        I offer my most sincere condolences to the victim’s families. I stand in solidarity with the AAPI community and will work tirelessly to bring justice to the victims.

      • 11:48 am

        Suspect Photo Released

        The Los Angeles county sheriff’s department released the following photographs of a suspect in the Monterey Park shooting. In a tweet, Sheriff Luna described the suspect as an Asian male, armed and dangerous. He added that authorities are searching for a white cargo van that could be related to the mass shooting incident.

        Monterey Park Suspect photos

      • 11:45 am

        Alhambra Incident

        20-30 minutes after the Monterey Park shooting, a male Asian walked into a dance studio in Alhambra with a firearm. Several individuals disarmed the individual and there were no casualties reported. Authorities are investigating whether the Alhambra incident is connected to the Monterey Park mass shooting.

      • 11:42 am

        Offer Action

        The year of the rabbit symbolizes longevity, peace, and prosperity. But today, on the first day of Lunar New Year, longevity and peace was violated and prosperity denied to those 10 killed in a mass shooting in Monterey, CA and many more injured after a Lunar New Year Celebration.

        Something is broken in our country.

        Don’t offer your condolences.

        Offer your solidarity and allyship.

        Offer action.

        ~ Sam Cho
        Seattle Port Commissioner. Former Obama appointee. Entrepreneur. Elected Korean American official.

      • 11:22 am

        San Marino Mayor Statement

        A message from San Marino Mayor, Steve Talt:

        Our entire City Council is deeply saddened to learn that our neighboring communities of Alhambra and Monterey Park have been struck with such shocking, deliberate acts of violence. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families, and everyone affected by these events.

        It is through times like this we all must stand together, and San Marino is ready with support and assistance for anything our neighbors need. Our City and community are committed to fighting against all forms of violence. Our hearts go out to our entire San Gabriel Valley AAPI community.

      • 10:58 am

        Pasadena Mayor Statement

        A statement from Pasadena’s Mayor, Victor Gordo, on the mass shooting in Monterey Park.

        Our City is hurting after the mass shooting that occurred last night in Monterey Park, on the eve of the Lunar New Year. We are heartbroken and our condolences go out to the victims, their families, the community and its leadership, and to those who responded to this horrific event. We pray for those who were wounded in hopes that they all make a full recovery.

        Once again we see a senseless act of evil while innocent people were attending a Lunar Year event that should be celebrated and instead so many are mourning.

        I have reached out to Monterey Park Mayor Henry Lo and expressed our deepest sympathy on behalf of our City and have offered any assistance we can provide in the coming days. Additionally, Pasadena City Manager Miguel Márquez and Police Chief Eugene Harris have been keeping me updated on the incident. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.

        I also want to recognize the courage and bravery from community members who risked their lives to care for the injured, the public safety personnel who quickly responded and the medical staff who provide additional support.

        As we grieve, we need to support one another. Please take time to check in with your loved ones, friends and neighbors, recognize if they’re in need of support and provide that support to them.

        In the days and weeks ahead, may we all lean on each other to help us cope in the aftermath of this unthinkable crime.

      • 10:57 am

        Bernie Sanders Statement

        Grocery stores. Schools. Churches. Parades. Lunar New Year celebrations. Places everyone should feel safe. Last night’s mass shooting in Monterey Park, CA is the latest horrible reminder that Congress must act boldly and NOW to protect our people from gun violence.

      • 10:56 am

        “Stop AAPI Hate” Statement

        A statement on the mass shooting in Monterey Park:

        After a day of celebration, we are waking up to a nightmare. This is devastating beyond words. We cannot imagine the pain that so many families are experiencing today. At Stop AAPI Hate, many people on our staff know this community well and feel connected to it. Our hearts are with the loved ones of all those whose lives were taken, those who were injured, and the countless others who were shaken by fear that no one should have had to experience.

        Our community has faced so much tragedy and trauma over the last several years. This tremendous act of violence, on one of the most important days of the year for many Asian Americans, at a place where Asian American families come to gather and celebrate, is sending shockwaves through our community.

        While the details are still developing, we do know that the shooter’s access to guns turned this into a massacre. From local parades, to LGBTQ+ gatherings, to classrooms, to grocery stores, to spas, gun violence continues to devastate communities of all stripes, including our own. As we struggle to process the pain, we must also work to prevent this from ever happening again.

      • 10:10 am

        PAM Lunar New year Event Cancelled

        USC Pacific Asia Museum Lunar New Year Festivities are cancelled.

      • 10:05 am

        MPK Lunar New Year Cancelled

        The City of Monterey Park announced Sunday at 4:30 am the cancellation of Sunday’s Lunar Year festivities following a shooting on Saturday night at a dance club that resulted in casualties.

        In a statement to the public, the city released the following:

        The City of Monterey Park is saddened to announce that there was a shooting incident that occurred at 122 West Garvey in the City of Monterey Park late on Saturday, January 21. The City expresses condolences to the individuals, families, and friends who were injured in this tragic incident.

        Even though the incident did not occur at the 2023 Lunar New Year Festival, an active investigation is currently underway and the area near and around the festival is affected. As a precaution and for the safety of everyone, the City regrets to announce the cancellation of the second day of the festival, which was scheduled for today, Sunday, January 22.

        This incident marks the 33rd mass shooting and 2539 gun deaths 22 days into 2023.


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