Multiple casualties after shooting during Chinese New Year celebrations in California – US reports | US News

Several deaths have been reported in California after shootings during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations.

Police are responding to the attack in Monterey Park, a city just east of Los Angeles, with videos on social media showing officers swarming the area and firefighters treating victims.

Tens of thousands of people gathered on Saturday afternoon for the two-day fair, considered one of the largest in the region.

According to the LA Times, the shooting happened at around 10pm (6pm UK time).

On the first day, crowds were able to participate in various activities, see live entertainment and meet “hundreds of vendors” as part of the festivities, according to a notice from the city’s Monterey Park.



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