KENTUCKY — Gov. Andy Beshear ordered flags to half-staff Monday in remembrance of the victims in the Monterey Park shooting.
What You Need To Know
- Flags will remain at half-staff on all state buildings until Thursday, Jan. 26 at sunset
- A gunman entered a Lunar New Year celebration at a dance studio in Monterey Park and opened fire, killing 10 and wounding 10 others
- The massacre in Monterey Park was the nation’s fifth mass killing this month
Flags will remain at half-staff on all state buildings until Thursday, Jan. 26 at sunset.
Authorities said 10 people died and 10 others were injured after a gunman opened fire during a Lunar New Year celebration at a dance studio in Monterey Park, Calif. on Saturday night. The suspect, who was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a van on Sunday, has since been identified as Huu Can Tran, 72.
The massacre in Monterey Park was the nation’s fifth mass killing this month — and it struck one of California’s largest celebrations of a holiday observed in many Asian cultures, dealing another blow to a community that has been the target of high-profile violence in recent years.
It was also the deadliest attack since May 24, when 21 people were killed in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
The celebration in Monterey Park is one of California’s largest. Two days of festivities, which have been attended by as many as 100,000 people in past years, were planned. But officials canceled Sunday’s events following the shooting.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.