Multiple casualties after shooting at California Lunar New Year celebration – US report | US News

Multiple casualties have been reported in a shooting during a Lunar New Year celebration in California.

Police were responding to an attack in Monterey Park, a city east of Los Angeles, and videos on social media appeared to show police flooding the area and firefighters treating victims.

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

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

Earlier in the day, crowds were able to attend various events, watch live entertainment and visit “hundreds of vendors” as part of the festivities, according to a notice from the City of Monterey Park.

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