Suspect in Monterey Park Shooting is Dead

The suspect in the deadly mass shooting in Monterey Park during a Lunar New Year celebration Saturday night is dead.

Ten people were killed, five men and five women who were all declared dead at the scene. There were at least ten others wounded whose conditions range from stable to critical. The L-A County Sheriff’s Department says first reports from the location in the 100 block of West Garvey Avenue came in at 10:22 p.m.. Monterey Park is about seven miles east of downtown Los Angeles.


Los Angeles County Sheriff Richard Luna and other law enforcement officials held a news conference late this afternoon after a SWAT team earlier in the day breached a white van found in Torrance that was believed to be connected to the shooter who opened fire at the ballroom dance studio in Monterey Park. At least two bullet holes were visible in the driver’s-side window prior to the SWAT team's actions and the driver, believed to be the suspect, was dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunfire wound.

The Sheriff had said said they believe the suspect in the Monterey Park shooting is the same man who went into a dance studio in Alhambra about 20 minutes afterwards where several people wrestled a gun away from him and he fled the scene. His white van was spotted late Sunday morning in Torrance.


(Photo Getty Images)

On Saturday January 21, 2023 at 10:22 PM the suspect male/adult/Asian pictured above was involved in a shooting. Investigators have identified him as a Homicide suspect and he should be considered armed and dangerous. Contact LASD Homicide with any information at 323-890-5000.”

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