Update: At Least 10 Dead, 10 Hospitalized Following Monterey Park Shooting

Monterey Park, CA shooting. (Credit: Fox News)

As we reported early Sunday morning, a mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, during the Lunar New Year festivities has claimed multiple victims.

Per the latest update from Fox News, authorities have confirmed at least 10 of the victims have died and 10 have been transported to area hospitals, while the shooter remains at large.


The shooting occurred late Saturday evening at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio. Police gave an update shortly after 6:30 am Eastern.

Per that update, they do not yet know the type of firearm that was used, nor do they know the motive for the shooting. The suspect is described as male, but police do not yet know whether he knew any of the victims or if this was some sort of hate crime.

Officials were asked about an incident in Alhambra and indicated they were aware of and investigating that incident but not certain at this point whether the incidents are related.

The second possible scene was located at the Lai Lai Ballroom and Studio on 120 block of South Garfield Avenue though it remains unclear whether the two scenes were connected.

According to early reports, officials were searching to see whether the suspect had gone to that ballroom, which was approximately two miles away from the mass shooting in Monterey Park.

Per the Fox report:

Captain Drew Meyer from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau confirmed early Sunday that 10 victims were pronounced dead at the scene, with 10 additional victims taken to local hospitals in various conditions ranging from stable to critical.

Meyer said the suspect, whom authorities earlier identified as a male, fled the scene after the shooting and remains on the loose. No description of the suspect was immediately available.


Meyer said no further information on the firearm used was available at this time. He said it’s too early in the investigation to know whether the gunman knew any of the victims or whether it was a hate crime.

He also said police were investigating another incident in the nearby city of Alhambra to see whether it was connected. No injuries were immediately reported in that incident.


The remainder of the Lunar New Year festivities have been canceled.

We’ll continue to provide updates as they become available.


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