A mass shooting took place at California’s Monterey Park on Saturday 21 January. Ten people were killed and many more were injured. Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident, which has caused shockwaves in the community.
Continue reading to learn more about mass shootings. This includes details on the scene, who was involved, the victims, and the reactions of netizens.
What was the Scene? What happened in detail?
California’s Monterey Park was the scene of the mass shooting. It is a small city of approximately 60,000 people, located 16 km from downtown Los Angeles. The city also has a large Asian population.
It happened Saturday night at 10 pm (6 a.m. GST), near Monterey Park, which was hosting a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. Tens of thousands had already visited the festival earlier that day.
Three men barged into the Clam House seafood barbeque restaurant, according to Seung Won Choi. They ordered him to close the door. Choi claims that a gunman was seen with a machine gun and carrying several rounds of ammunition so he could reload.
Who are the Suspects Behind Mass Shootings?
Law enforcement has not yet released the identities of the shooters. However, Sergeant Bob Boese from the LA County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that was a male shooter. Monterey Park Police Department stated that they are conducting an extensive investigation into the incident and trying to identify the suspects.
The incident occurred at a busy Monterey Park shopping center, where people were enjoying their evenings. Eyewitnesses said they heard multiple gunshots. This caused panic and chaos, prompting people to run from the scene. The emergency services arrived quickly and were on the spot in minutes. Unfortunately, 10 people were later pronounced dead.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department statements
According to the Monterey Park Police Department, they have been working with other law enforcement agencies including the FBI to find the motives for the shooting and identify the suspects. The police asked anyone with information to contact them.
Raws Alerts a news network reported that “Several officials are currently responding” to a mass shooting at Monterey Park, where unconfirmed reports have 16 people being shot. It’s still causing 10 deaths.
Netizens’ Response to This Mass Shooting
The community of Monterey Park continues to come together in support of one another as more details emerge about the incident. Local leaders and members of the community have offered their support and condolences to the victims’ families.
Shun Dawg Rocks stated, “EXACTLY due to the terrible incident in California. I won’t give up ANY of my firearms. That guy didn’t stop despite the strict firearms laws. You want to know why? CASE GUN LAWS DO NOT APPLY TO CRIME Gun laws only affect law-abiding people!”
User L_Team10 stated that security personnel had restricted access to the Monterey Park shooting scene, #California. Evidently, the suspect has not been taken into custody.
Gene Petraglawrote: “A typical Saturday night is one that includes a mass murder in California, the burning of Atlanta police cars and the President taking top-secret newly discovered information.”
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