Update: SWAT has entered the van believed to be linked to the Monterey Park mass shooting suspect. A man has been found dead inside the van.
A law enforcement source says SWAT has surrounded a white van believed to have the Monterey Park suspect inside. The suspect apparently shot himself and dead.
Torrance Police SWAT surround a vehicle (white Van) w/ suspect from last nights Monterey park shooting that killed 10 people. Witness tells us at least 1 bullet hole in window and body slouched over in driver seat.
The male suspect in the Monterey Park mass shooting is still at large. The suspect is described as an Asian man between the ages of 30 and 50. The injured are in ranging conditions from stable to critical, officials says.
5 females, 5 male victims are dead.
According to Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna, the two occurrences may be connected. A group of individuals grabbed a gun away from an armed guy at a dance studio in Alhambra, California, shortly after the shooting that occurred in Monterey Park on Saturday.
Weapon recovered from 2nd scene in Alhambra. Luna declines to specify weapon recovered at this time.
Luna claimed that the Alhambra event took place “within 20 to 30 minutes” before the horrific massacre at Monterey Park.
The gun that was taken from the man in Alhambra was taken by the sheriff’s office. When asked if it could have been the weapon used in the attack in Monterey Park, Luna said, “It could have been, but we don’t know yet.”
The sheriff also said that witnesses at the scene of the Alhambra shooting told him that the gunman ran away in a white van.
“That person went away. Now, some people who live in that area are saying that they saw a white cargo van. We don’t know yet, though, if it has anything to do with it. At this point, that white van should be an interesting one. Again, detectives are looking at more than one place and more than one clue “Luna said.
According to source, who tell FOX3 that it seems the shooter is a member, and this was a domestic dispute that turned into a mass shooting at Star ballroom dance club in Monterey Park. It was caused by a woman’s husband that shoot up the place. It was not a hate crime.
1 high power assault rifle has been recovered from one of the locations, sources tell FOX3. The timeline of incidents is still being sorted out. UNCLEAR if Alhambra incident happened before or after Monterey Park & UNCLEAR if suspect had multiple weapons.
Sources telling FOX3 that the incident in Alhambra, CA is related to the mass shooting & that police believe they know who the suspect is.
There are no injury victims at the Alhambra location – only at the Monterey Park location. I’m told that the suspect was disarmed by a civilian at the Alhambra location. However, timeline of incidents still unclear.
Here is what we know about the tragic mass shooting that took place in Monterey Park:
- The attack happened in a dance studio in Monterey Park, California, close to a Lunar New Year party, at 1:22 a.m. local time (1:22 a.m. ET)
- Monterey Park is a city in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County. The studio is situated in the community on the 100 block of West Garvey Avenue, between Garfield and Alhambra avenues.
- Police identified the suspect as a male and stated that the attack’s motive remained unknown. No description has been released by authorities.
- According to the sheriff’s department, at least ten wounded individuals “were transferred to different local hospitals and are listed in varied situations ranging from stable to critical.”
- The Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI has joined the investigation that was already being conducted by the Monterey Park Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department.
- The Lunar New Year celebrations that were scheduled to take place on Sunday in the streets close to the studio in Monterey Park have been called off.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide investigators are continuing their investigation into the circumstances regarding a mass shooting in the city of Monterey Park.
On Saturday, January 21, 2023, at approximately 10:22 pm, officers from the Monterey Park Police Department responded to a business in the 100 block of West Garvey Avenue in the city of Monterey Park regarding a shots fired call.
When officers arrived at the location, they observed numerous victims and patrons in the parking lot of the business. Additional officers made entry into the business and located numerous gunshot victims. Monterey Park Fire Department responded to the scene and treated the injured. They pronounced ten of the victims deceased at the scene.
There were at least ten additional victims transported to numerous local hospitals. They are listed in various conditions from stable to critical.
The suspect fled the scene and remains outstanding.
LASD Homicide is working closely with the Monterey Park Police Department, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the FBI Los Angeles Field Office and numerous other law enforcement agencies.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Or if you prefer to remain anonymous you can call crime stoppers at 800-222-8477.
Biden was briefed on the shooting at the White House, and he authorized the FBI to offer assistance to local authorities.
According to a tweet by the press secretary for the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, President Joe Biden has been briefed on the mass shooting that occurred in Monterey Park, California, on Saturday night, in which at least ten people were murdered and at least ten more were injured.
“The President has been briefed on the mass shooting that occurred at Monterey Park by the Advisor to the President on Homeland Security. He instructed her to make sure that the FBI is providing full support to local authorities and to keep him updated periodically today as additional details become available. In addition, he told her to make sure that she reports back to him immediately “Jean-Pierre sent the letter on Sunday.
Both the suspect’s motive and identity remain unknown at this time.
According to Captain Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the motive of the suspect in the mass shooting that took place in Monterey Park, California, and resulted in the deaths of at least ten people is currently unknown.
At a press conference, Meyer did not offer any description of the person who was suspected of the crime.
The only thing they are claiming is that a man arrived here last night at at 10:22 p.m. and started firing.
Meyer informed the reporters, “All I can tell you is that it was a firearm that was used,” but he did not disclose any details on the sort of weapon that was used.
The FBI is part of the investigation into the mass shooting in Monterey Park.
The Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI is assisting the Homicide Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Monterey Park Police Department, and other law enforcement agencies in their investigation of the mass shooting that occurred on Saturday evening and resulted in the deaths of at least ten people.
According to statements made by LASD Homicide Captain Andrew Meyer on Sunday, the sheriff’s “Homicide Bureau is working closely with Chief Scott Wiese and his agency at the Monterey Park Police Department.”
He continued by saying, “We are working with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation LA office, and numerous other law enforcement organizations.”
Most of the people in Monterey Park are Asian.
The city’s website says that 65.6% of the people who live in Monterey Park are Asian.
According to the city’s website, there are 61,096 people living there. The website also gives the following breakdown of the city’s population:
- Asian 65.6%
- Hispanic or Latino 28.5%
- White 14%
- Other race: 4.9%
- Two or More Races: 1.8%
- Black: 0.7%
The median age in the neighborhood is 43.1, the website adds.
The Lunar New Year festival scheduled for Sunday in Monterey Park, California, was cancelled.
On Saturday night, a lot of people were shot near a Lunar New Year festival in Monterey Park, California. Monterey Park Police Chief Scott Weise says that the event that was supposed to go on until Sunday has now been cancelled.
“The festival that started on Saturday went on all day Sunday as well. We are cancelling the event that was supposed to happen later today out of respect for the people who died. The
10 people are dead after a mass shooting in Monterey Park, east of Los Angeles, police say. The attack occurred after a Lunar New Year celebration that attracted thousands.
According to a law enforcement source, the Monterey Park police department was reacting to reports of a shooting that had taken place on Saturday night and had resulted in several casualties.
A gunman is still at large, according to the police, after a shooting at a club in the Los Angeles region left 10 people dead and another 10 injured. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, those who were injured were sent to local hospitals, where their situations ranged from stable to serious.
The owner of the Clam House seafood BBQ restaurant, Seung Won Choi, who is located just across the street from the location where the shooting took place, stated that three persons came into his establishment and instructed him to lock the door.
They said that there was a man in the neighborhood armed with a semiautomatic weapon. According to Choi, the perpetrator of the shooting had a large number of rounds of ammunition on him, so when he ran out of bullets, he just reloaded his gun.
Choi stated that he believes the incident occurred at a local dancing club in the vicinity of the club.
Monterey Park Lunar Festival has been cancelled “At a news conference, he told reporters.
After ten o’clock in the evening, the incident took place close to the location of a Chinese celebration of the Lunar New Year. Tens of thousands of people had arrived by the time the festival’s first day began on Saturday, making it one of the largest Lunar New Year celebrations in the area.
People were eating skewers and shopping for Chinese food and jewellery when the crowds were at their peak earlier in the day. The hours of operation for the Lunar New Festival on Saturday were set to run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
John, 27 years old and lives close to the gunshot site, declined to offer his last name. When he arrived home at approximately 10 o’clock, he heard approximately 4-5 gunshots. After then, he heard the “smashing” sound of police cruisers going down the street. He went downstairs at about 11:20 o’clock in the evening to check on the situation and see if anyone had been shot during the Lunar New Year festival.
“My first concern was that I know they’re having a Lunar New Year party,” he added. “I know they’re having a celebration.” However, he stated that by the time he got at the festival, all of the activities and stalls had been cleared away for the day. After going to the location of the incident, he observed one victim being transported away on a stretcher. Another individual’s arm was wrapped in a bandage when we saw them.
A video shared on social media showed law enforcement and emergency medical personnel responding to an incident on Garvey Avenue and treating patients.
People who were hurt were taken to more than one hospital in the area.
After hearing the news at approximately 12:30 in the morning, Edwin Chen, a delivery dispatcher who is 47 years old, rushed all the way over from Woodland Hills to Monterey Park. Chen spent his childhood in that location, and today he and a dozen or so members of his family and friends still call it home.
He expressed his sorrow that this had to happen right around the time that the community was getting ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
“Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones tonight in our neighboring city, Monterey Park, where a mass shooting just occurred,” Los Angeles City Controller Kenneth Mejia, the first Asian American to hold citywide office in L.A., said in a tweet.
It was not known whether or if a suspect was being held in custody.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.
Lockdowns in the area of Chandler have been lifted, subjects detained
5 Chandler schools on lockdown after report of armed man
Chandler Police have subjects detained. Lockdowns in the area have been lifted. There are no threats to the public.
Police were working on an active police incident near the area of Arizona Ave & Chandler Bl.
There are numerous police units in the area; please use caution & stay out of the area.
Statement from Chandler High School and Galveston to Families:
Out of an abundance of caution, Chandler Police have put CHS and Galveston on modified lockdowns due to a police investigation in the area. All students are safe. This matter does not involve our schools. We will communicate again once police have advised us to lift the lockdowns. Please do not come to the school. Teaching and learning do continue. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
This is an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the public.
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