Monterey Park shooting suspect is dead, sheriff says

Published January 22, 2023 at 7:13 AM EST
A police vehicle is seen near a mass shooting in Monterey Park, Calif., after a Lunar New Year celebration.
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Police search a van in Torrance, Calif. The shooting suspect may have been inside, police said.

A shooting in the city of Monterey Park, just outside of Los Angeles, has left 10 people dead and at least 10 others wounded. The attack came at the end of a day of celebration in the predominantly Asian American community in observance of the Lunar New Year.

Here's what we know:

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Rob Luna said the suspect, a 72-year-old Asian male, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was found inside a white van.
  • Authorities said five men and five women were killed in the attack. Victims were in their 50s, 60s and older, the sheriff said.
  • Police do not know a motive.
  • Ten people wounded in the shooting were brought to local hospitals ranging in condition from stable to critical, officials said.
  • The attack was at least the 33rd mass shooting in the U.S. this year — and the second in California in less than a week.