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A mass shooting has left at least 9 dead in California after the Lunar New Year holiday

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At least 9 people were killed and several others injured in a mass shooting in Monterey Park, California late Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The sheriff’s office said the incident occurred around 10:20 p.m. local time (1:20 a.m. ET).

It comes after thousands of people gathered for a Lunar New Year festival in the small town about 10 miles east of Los Angeles of about 60,000 people with a large Asian population.

The two-day event features “food stalls with a variety of delicacies, amusement rides and plenty of live entertainment,” according to the city’s website.

In a video posted on social media, police and fire units could be seen swarming the area. Others showed the victims being carried in ambulances.

It is unclear if the suspect is in custody.

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