Monterey Park mass shooting: More than 10 shot dead, What happened at the dance club near Clam House seafood barbecue restaurant?

Monterey Park shooting
Monterey Park shooting scene

 

Multiple casualties, including fatalities, have been reported during a mass shooting in Monterey Park. Let’s see more about the Monterey Park shooting in detail.

Monterey Park shooting- Explained:

A mass shooting occurred on Saturday in Monterey Park, a city just east of Los Angeles in the U.S. State of California. Police and other emergency services were called to the scene.

Initial signs indicate that more than a dozen people have been hurt, including some victims who have died as a result of their wounds. The exact numbers were not immediately confirmed.

According to a law enforcement source, police were reacting to allegations of a gunshot that took place in Monterey Park on Saturday night and left some victims.

There have been some fatalities, according to internal police correspondence. The owner of a seafood BBQ restaurant across the street from the scene of the incident on Garvey Avenue, Seung Won Choi, claimed that three persons barged into his establishment and ordered him to close the door.

They claimed that a man carrying a machine gun was nearby. They claimed that the shooter carried several rounds of ammunition so when his supply ran out, he could reload, according to Choi.

Choi stated that he thinks the incident occurred at a nearby dance club.

What happened at the dance club?

The incident happened close to the location of a Chinese Lunar New Year event soon after 10 p.m.

Tens of thousands gathered Saturday for the beginning of a two-day festival, one of the region’s greatest Lunar New Year celebrations.

On social media, police and fire personnel were seen rushing to a location on Garvey Avenue and treating victims.

Injured persons were sent to several hospitals in the region. It wasn’t known if a suspect was in police custody. Many people in the neighborhood and beyond were shocked by the violence.

Los Angeles City Controller Kenneth Mejia, tweeted, “Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones tonight in our neighboring city, Monterey Park, where a mass shooting just occurred.”

Witness’s statement:

One of the teachers of witness shared the following in the social media,

“My student just reported to me that the gunman had a long firearm. It was not a pistol. She was there and hit under the table. This was at Star dance in Monterey Park. She did not see his face clearly”

One guy wrote, “Crazy how we have some of the strictest gun laws in the nation and this keeps happening here”

Another wrote, “But I thought you guys had gun laws that prevent these shootings. And killing is against the law. I don’t understand.”

“According to witness testimony, we will of course find out that this wasn’t a machine gun later”, another tweet reads.

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