The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a shooting at a business in Monterey Park killed nine people.

After thousands of people came to the city to celebrate the Monterey Park Lunar New Year festival, the incident happened.

A source reports that the shooting happened around 10:20 p.m. local time on Saturday, January 21.

Videos and pictures of a lot of police in the area are now being shared on social media.

Officials say the suspect is a man, but they haven’t said if anyone has been arrested in connection with the shooting or not.

Also, right now, we don’t know how many people were hurt in the accident.

Monterey Park is home to about 60,000 people, and the census shows that about 65% of them are Asian.

The owner of a local business, Seung Won Choi, told about the shooting and how three people ran into his restaurant for shelter.

Choi was told to lock the doors because “there was a man in the area with a semiautomatic gun.” The owner of the business also said that the shooter had more than one magazine of bullets and would reload his gun when one ran out.

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Los Angeles City Controller Kenneth Mejia, who was the first Asian American to hold a citywide office in Los Angeles, wrote on Twitter:

Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones tonight in our neighboring city, Monterey Park, where a mass shooting just occurred.

Monterey Park is home to one of the largest Asian communities in Los Angeles County and many were out celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Our thoughts are with everyone who has been hurt by this terrible incident.