Police are searching for the suspect who killed 10 people at a business late Saturday in Monterey Park, Calif., in a mass shooting that occurred as the community’s large Asian population celebrated the beginning of the Lunar New Year.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Drew Meyer said Sunday that 10 victims were pronounced dead at the scene, and 10 more hospitalized.
Sheriff’s officials told The Associated Press that the shooting was reported at 10:22 p.m. and involved a male shooter, who is still at large.
The community is about 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
Seung Won Choi, who owns a seafood restaurant across the street from where the shooting happened, told the Los Angles Times that the incident occurred at a nightclub.
Choi said people fleeing the shooting told him the shooter was armed with a machine gun and had multiple rounds of ammunition.