Monterey Park mass shooting: Reactions pour in after LA County’s worst mass shooting since 2008

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Reactions are pouring in from across the country after a mass shooting in Monterey Park that killed ten people and injured at least ten others.

The shooting unfolded after the largest Lunar New Year celebration in the area wrapped up in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County’s worst shooting since 2008.

Below are statements that surfaced in the news:

“Jill and I are praying for the dead and injured in last night’s deadly Monterey Park mass shooting. I am closely monitoring this situation as it develops and I am urging the community to follow guidance from local officials and law enforcement in the coming hours. -President Biden

“The governor has been briefed on the shooting in Monterey Park, Los Angeles, and state officials are working closely with local law enforcement. No one should be afraid to attend a celebration with their community. Our thoughts are with the victims and all others .” affected.” – Office of Governor Newsom

“Monterey Park should have had a joyful celebration of the Lunar New Year. Instead, they were victims of a horrific and heartless act of gun violence. Our hearts mourn as we learn more about last night’s devastating acts. We are the situation Keep a close eye on.” — California Governor Newsom

My heart goes out to Monterey Park and the families and friends of the lost.”

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“For this tragedy to occur on the weekend of the Lunar New Year makes this particularly painful. Monterey Park is home to one of the largest #AAPI communities in the country. This is a time when residents should be celebrating with family, friends and loved ones – not afraid of gun violence.” The mayor of Alhambra, Sasha Renée Pérez

“Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones tonight in our neighboring town, Monterey Park, where a mass shooting just took place. Monterey Park is home to one of the largest Asian communities in Los Angeles County and many celebrated the Lunar New Year .” — Kenneth Mejia, Los Angeles City Controller

“The President has been notified by the Homeland Security Advisor of the Monterey Park mass shooting. He has instructed her to ensure that the FBI fully supports local authorities and to update him regularly today as more details become known. are.” – Karine Jean Pierre, Press Secretary

“I just heard the horrific news from Monterey Park, CA. An entire community ravaged by gun violence and death, on what should have been a joyous Lunar New Year celebration. No motive is yet known. But we must act to put an end to it to the ability of murderers to take so many lives so brutally.” – George Takei, actor

“Our prayers are with our friends and colleagues in the great city of Monterey Park. We stand ready to lend our support during this difficult time as we await more confirmed details of an alleged mass shooting incident. #montereypark– Andrew Chou, Mayor of Diamond Bar

“My heart is broken for the victims, their families and the people of Monterey Park, my hometown, who were affected by the mass shooting that occurred on a night of Lunar New Year celebrations. I am following the situation closely.” – Representative Judy Chu, 28th Congressional District

“As Americans wake up to yet another mass shooting, we must address the psychological trauma these events are causing the American people. We must all consider the possibility of tragedy at every public event we attend. we live like this. We cannot simply pass laws to end mass shootings. We need to pass a federal law for universal background checks *and* we need to make mental health care free and accessible to everyone.— Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator

The mass shooting is the fifth mass shooting this year. It is also the deadliest since May 24, 2022 – when 21 people were killed at a school in Uvalde, Texas, according to The UK Time News/USA Today database of mass murders in the US.

This is an evolving news item. More information will be added as it becomes available.

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