The Chinese New Year massacre, which killed at least 10 people, is the DEADLIEST since the Uvalde Elementary School killings, which killed 21 – and it is the FIFTH mass shooting in the US this month
- The Los Angeles Lunar New Year shooting was the 5th mass shooting of the year
- It’s the first time in more than 15 years that it’s been five in three weeks
- 32 people have died in shootings – in Utah, Ohio, California and North Carolina
A shooting in the LA area last night became the fifth mass shooting in the US this month and the deadliest since 21 people were killed at a school in Uvalde, Texas, eight months ago.
At least 32 people have been killed in five mass shootings this month alone – in Utah, Ohio, California and North Carolina.
This is the first time in more than fifteen years that there have been five mass shootings in the first three weeks of January, according to an AP database.
The first shooting of the year took place in Enoch, Utah on January 3 and saw a man murder his five children and his wife before turning the gun on himself.
The Lunar New Year shooting in Los Angeles on Saturday night was the deadliest mass shooting in the United States since the Uvalde school shooting last year
The first shooting of the year took place in Enoch, Utah on January 3 and saw a man murder his five children before killing himself. The family home is pictured
Just three days after the New Year, the church family of eight – including five children – was found dead in their home after police were called for a social check. The bodies of two parents, their five children and another adult were found with gunshot wounds.
Less than a week later, on January 9, another father killed his wife and three children in High Point, North Carolina.
On January 13, in Cleveland, Ohio, two adults, 69 and 34, and a child, 16, were killed and two others were hospitalized after a shooting at a home.
Three days later, on January 16, three were killed in Goshen, California, in what police described as a “cartel-type execution.” At least six people, including a 17-year-old mother and her 6-month-old baby, were found dead at 3.30am after a shooting believed to be linked to a gang or drugs.
Shooting last night at the Monterrey Park dance hall was the second shooting this year in California
Last night’s shooting, in which a man with an assault rifle reportedly opened fire on a ballroom during a Chinese New Year event in Monterey Park, was therefore the second mass shooting this year in California.
The gunman has not been identified and is believed to be at large following the fatal attack, which took place just after 10pm on Saturday.
The celebration at Monterey Park is one of the largest Chinese New Year events in Southern California. It is not known whether the attack was racially motivated.
This latest spate of shootings came less than two months after five people were killed in a shooting at a Colorado Springs nightclub.
Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, was charged with entering a gay club and opening fire with an AR-15 rifle, killing five people and injuring dozens more.