Monterey Park Mourning Loss After Mass Shooting : Consider This from NPR The people of Monterey Park, California, would normally be celebrating Lunar New Year right now, one of the biggest holidays of the year in a community that is two-thirds Asian. Instead, the city is mourning a terrible loss.

Ailsa Chang went to the site of Saturday night's mass shooting in Monterey Park to speak to people there about the tragedy's impact on their community, which is often described as the "first suburban Chinatown" in America.

We also hear from Min Zhou, a professor of sociology and Asian American studies at UCLA, about Monterey Park's history and significance as a safe space for Asians and Asian Americans.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Shock And Pain in Monterey Park, Site Of Another American Mass Shooting

Shock And Pain in Monterey Park, Site Of Another American Mass Shooting

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A makeshift memorial site in front of the Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California, where a gunman killed 11 people Saturday night. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A makeshift memorial site in front of the Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California, where a gunman killed 11 people Saturday night.

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The people of Monterey Park, California, would normally be celebrating Lunar New Year right now, one of the biggest holidays of the year in a community that is two-thirds Asian. Instead, the city is mourning a terrible loss.

Ailsa Chang went to the site of Saturday night's mass shooting in Monterey Park to speak to people there about the tragedy's impact on their community, which is often described as the "first suburban Chinatown" in America.

We also hear from Min Zhou, a professor of sociology and Asian American studies at UCLA, about Monterey Park's history and significance as a safe space for Asians and Asian Americans.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Jonaki Mehta, Michael Levitt and Connor Donevan. It was edited by William Troop. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.