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Ten killed in shooting at Lunar New Year party in Monterey Park

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The deadly shooting happened late on Saturday at a ballroom dance club on Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park, a community on the eastern outskirts of Los Angeles with a large Asian American population. 

When police arrived at the location at around 10:30 p.m. local time, they reported that people were "pouring out of the location screaming" (06:30 GMT Sunday).

Five males and five women killed at the scene, according to Luna, who spoke at a news conference shortly after the attack. According to him, the injured were in "varying from stable to critical" stages. Their names have not been made widely known.

According to the report, many of them appeared to be middle-aged and were being placed onto stretchers into ambulances.

Police said a shooter who was engaged in the incident has been discovered dead in the van he fled in. 

After encircling the car in Torrance, California, which is southwest of Monterey Park, the scene of the killings, police eventually located the man on Sunday. 

Huu Can Tran, 72, was the suspect, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna, who also claimed that Tran shot himself as police approached the van. 

No further suspects were at large, according to Luna, and it was still unknown why the attack—which left 10 more people injured—took place.

"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," California Governor Gavin Newsom said.

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