California shooting: 10 killed at dance studio during lunar new year parties – latest updates

LIVE – Updated at 15:43 At least 10 others wounded and gunman still at large after shooting in Monterey Park, a city with a large Asian American

population.   15:43 California governor Gavin Newsom has condemned Saturday night’s shooting and repeated his calls for tighter gun control.

“Monterey Park should have had a night of joyful celebration of the Lunar New Year. Instead, they were the victims of a horrific and heartless act of gun violence. Our

hearts mourn as we learn more about the devastating acts of last night. We are monitoring the situation closely,” he said on Twitter. “All the more reason why law abiding

citizens should carry. How many people died because people couldn’t defend themselves from this criminal because of restrictions on our ability to carry and protect ourselves and

our communities imposed by people such as yourself?” he added.   15:28 There was a second incident in the night in Alhambra, which is very close to

Monterey Park, east of Los Angeles, where a mass shooting last night killed 10, with the suspect on the loose. Local reports bring news that the authorities believe both

incidents are related and the second incident also took place at a ballroom, like the shooting at the Star ballroom dance studio in Monterey Park. Investigators were at

both scenes overnight and a local report says the scene in Alhambra was cleared very early this morning and no injuries were reported at that location. We are waiting for

a police press conference, due at 11am US eastern time today, where hopefully there will be more detail released about all of this frightening news.