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Mass shooting claims 10 lives in California

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Police officers stand outside a ballroom dance club in Monterey Park, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. A mass shooting took place at a dance club following a Lunar New Year celebration, setting off a manhunt for the suspect. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(MONTEREY PARK, California)– A gunman opened fire at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance studio after a Lunar New Year celebration, killing 10 people Saturday night, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said a “very preliminary description” was that the suspect is an Asian man, but no other details were provided.

The incident happened as thousands were gathered downtown in the majority Asian-American city to mark the Lunar New Year state holiday.

The gunman is still at large after the attack, which took place on Garvey Avenue, home to several Asian-owned businesses.