Nine killed in shooting near LA after Lunar New Year festival | News Without violence

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The LA County Sheriff’s Department says the shooting happened in Monterey Park, a city with a large Asian population.

Nine people were killed in a mass shooting east of Los Angeles after a Lunar New Year celebration that drew thousands, police said.

Sergeant Bob Boese of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the shooting, which happened late Saturday, happened at a business on Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park.

The shooter is male, Boese said early Sunday.

Monterey Park is a city of about 60,000 people with a large Asian population located about 16 kilometers (10 miles) from downtown Los Angeles.

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