Multiple casualties after shooting during Chinese New Year celebrations in California – US reports | US News

Multiple casualties have been reported after a shooting during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in California.

Police are responding to the attack in Monterey Park, a city just east of Los Angeles, with videos on social media appearing to show officers swarming the area and firefighters treating victims.

Tens of thousands of people had gathered on Saturday afternoon for a two-day festival, which is considered one of the largest in the region.

According to the LA Times, the shooting took place at around 10pm (6am UK time).

Earlier in the day, crowds had been able to take part in various activities, watch live entertainment and visit “hundreds of vendors” as part of the celebrations, according to a notice by the City of Monterey Park.

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