On the least 10 killed in California mass shooting


Welcome back to CNN this morning. We are anticipating word from law enforcement at any moment. An update on this deadly mass shooting in Monterey Port, California. It appears that law enforcement is approaching the microphone as we speak right now. At least nine people killed there.

Amara. Yeah, let's listen in. Good evening, everybody. I'm Captain Andrew Meyer from Sheriff's Homicide. I'm going to have here to talk to you about the mass shooting incident that occurred here in the city of Monterey Park.

This evening or last night actually at approximately 10:22 p.m.. Officers from the Monterey Park Police Department responded to a local business in the 100 block of West Garvey Avenue in the city of Monterey Park regarding the shots fired call.

When officers arrived on scene, they observed numerous individuals, patrons of the location pouring out of the location screaming. The officers made entry to the location and located additional victims. The Monterey Park Police Fire Department responded to the scene.

And treated the injured and pronounced ten of the victims deceased at the scene. There were at least ten additional victims that were transported to numerous local hospitals and are listed in various conditions from stable to critical.

The suspect fled the scene and remains outstanding. Anyone with information regarding this incident, we're asking them to call L.A. Sheriff's Homicide at 323890. 5500. Or if you're prefer to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 800.

2228477. Homicide Bureau is working closely with Chief Scott Weiss and his agency at the Monterey Park Police Department. We're working with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, L.A. Office.

And numerous other law enforcement agencies With that, I'll take a limited amount of questions. If anybody know, sir, as far as motive goes. It's too early in the investigation to know what the motive is. A description of the officer?.

No, sir. Not at this time. No, no description on the suspect at this time. All I can tell you is that it was a firearm that was used and no other information on the part of the firearm right now. The suspect is outstanding.

That's correct. The indication of growing up, the types of injuries seen around this has been going on The location is there was ballroom. It's like a ballroom dance. Location, location,.

We're aware of a an incident that occurred in Alhambra. And we have investigators on scene trying to determine if there's a connection between these two incidents. Five So we're the investigators are working.

Every lead on this case. Obviously, we have all our resources here, a limited amount of resources. We have resources from various law enforcement agencies. We're reviewing all surveillance video, any surveillance video,.

Following all leads. So we're we're not going to leave anything unturned No, not at this time. It's preliminary. We will have more information as more information becomes available regarding the suspect.

We'll put that information out to you guys. Yes, sir. We have ten that are deceased at the scene. And an additional, we believe, at least ten at local hospitals. Everywhere, anywhere from critical.

To stable. I know you said no, no, there's no connection there as far as the suspect, knowing any of the victims is too early in the investigation. We do not know that information at this time. That's yeah,.

We don't know if it's targeted. We don't know what the victims, how old they are. They are no, we don't know how old they are. I'll just take two more questions and that's it. We will update you guys further. This is just a preliminary briefing.

We're going to have a lot more information to share with you and in the future, in the coming hours. At that second location, we heard reports that possibly civilians have disarmed a possible suspect. That's something that we're investigating.

And we'll have additional information about that. We will look at every angle as far as whether it's a hate crime or not. It's just too early in the investigation to know whether this incident was a hate crime or not. You know, I'm going to.

Have the chief answer that question, Chief. Sure. The festival that occurred Saturday also extended to Sunday. Out of an abundance of caution and reverence for the victims. We are canceling the event that's going to happen later today. So the lunar festival here in Monterey.

Park has been canceled Just two more questions about that. Second, No, not that I'm aware of. I'm not sure if there's any injuries or not. We're still investigating. And one other question.

Within the next few hours. Yeah. Thank you, everybody. You say your name. Sure. Andrew Meyer, Sure. M e y E.R.. All right. Captain L.A.

Sheriff's Homicide. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Okay, so we just heard an update from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. So the new numbers and I hate to say numbers because these are humans,.

These are people who had lives. Ten people dead in this mass shooting in Monterey Park, California. This is just east of Los Angeles. A suburb there. We know that there are ten additional victims, according to police, who have been taken.

To the hospital. There are injuries ranging Just taking the range, some in stable, some in critical condition. And we know that there is a suspect, the gunman who is now on the run.

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