According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a gunman killed at least 10 people and wounded at least 10 more after opening fire at a dance studio Saturday night in Monterey Park, California,
The attack happened at a dance studio near a Lunar New Year festival celebration.
As of this writing, police are in a standoff in Torrance with someone who they believe to be connected to the Monterey Park mass shooting. That person is in a white van that has been surrounded by a well-armed SWAT team. As officers gave commands for the occupant to exit the van, they heard what they believe was the sound of the driver shooting himself, per CNN.
It’s believed authorities are waiting for a bomb squad to arrive on the scene to inspect the van prior to entry.
Here’s what else we know about the deadly shooting:
- The attack happened at 10:22 p.m. local time (1:22 a.m. ET)
- Monterey Park is a city in Los Angeles County’s San Gabriel Valley. The studio is located on the 100 block of West Garvey Avenue, between Garfield and Alhambra avenues in the community.
- Police said the shooter is believed to be an Asian man and that the motive for the attack remains unclear.
- At least 10 wounded victims were hospitalized and “were transported to numerous local hospitals and are listed in various conditions from stable to critical,” according to the sheriff’s department.
- Monterey Park has canceled Lunar New Year events that were set to take place Sunday on streets near the studio.
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