A gunman shot and killed 10 people on Saturday, January 21st and In a shooting incident, 10 additional victims were wounded Monterey Park, CA, CNN confirmed. Filming took place at a nearby dance studio, where an Asian community from the city was celebrating Lunar New Year.
It’s not clear at this point if the shooting was motivated by hate crimes. However, the motive remains under investigation. Since the shooting, the AAPI community is in turmoil. Police released an image of the suspect on Sunday. to be an Asian man. But, it was not possible to release the name of this suspect. CNN reports that Robert Luna, Los Angeles County Sheriff said that law enforcement is continuing to be conducted. to Look for the suspect. They’re looking for other ways to get around you. to Support those who have been affected by tragedies “As we’re looking for the suspect, we will not forget the victims and survivors,” He stated.
Anti-Asian hate group Stop AAPI Hate issued a statement in the aftermath of the shooting. to The press. “After a day of celebration, we are waking up to a nightmare. This is devastating beyond words,” The statement was read. “We cannot imagine the pain that so many families are experiencing today.”
They went on, “At Stop AAPI Hate, many people on our staff know this community well and feel connected to it. Our hearts are with the loved ones of all those whose lives were taken, those who were injured, and the countless others who were shaken by fear that no one should have had to experience. This tremendous act of violence, on one of the most important days of the year for many Asian Americans, at a place where Asian American families come to gather and celebrate, is sending shockwaves through our community. As we struggle to process the pain, we must also work to prevent this from ever happening again.”
After the terrible news was reported, many celebrities have taken to Twitter. and Simu Liu and Vice President Kamala Harris are both politicians and Ken Jeong and others have spoken out against the senseless tragedy and Their support to The victims and Their families. Take a look at their statements.