10 killed, scores wounded at LA club Lunar New Year celebration

AT least 10 people were killed and scores wounded at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance club following a Lunar New Year celebration, police said.

Police are setting off a manhunt for the suspect who remained at large.

Capt. Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said Sunday that the wounded were taken to hospitals and their conditions range from stable to critical. He said the 10 people died at the scene in the city of Monterey Park.

Meyer said people were “pouring out of the location screaming” when officers arrived on the scene at around 10:30 p.m. He said officers then went into the dance ballroom as firefighters treated the wounded.

“The suspect fled the scene and remains outstanding,” said Meyer, who added that officials do not yet have a description of the suspect. 

Meyer said it was too early in the investigation to determine a motive or whether the suspect targeted any victims. 

FBI agents as well as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are on the scene assisting local police, a law enforcement source told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton.

Police previously said the shooting happened on the 100 block of West Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park.  One business along that block is Star Ballroom Dance Studio, where an event called “Star Night” was held from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., according to a calendar on its website. indianexpress

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