We’ve been covering Saturday’s tragic Monterey Park, California, shooting and its aftermath. The suspect gunman was seen in a white van with cargo and engaged in a standoff in Torrance, California, as we reported Sunday afternoon. The suspect was reportedly shot in the self and died at the end of the standoff.
Prior to the standoff, the Sheriff’s Department released photos of the suspect and confirmed an apparent connection between the Monterey Park shooting and the Alhambra incident shortly thereafter.
Sheriff says he believes there is a connection between the Alhambra mass shooting and the Monterey Park incident. Here’s a photo of the suspect. They consider him dangerous and armed. Torrance also has a potential suspect barricaded. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/lgfzyA40wN
— Christina Pascucci (@PascucciNews) January 22, 2023
The second incident occurred at the Lai Lai Ballroom. Before anyone was hurt, the suspect was disarmed and assisted by another patron.
The shooting at Star Ballroom Dance Studio happened around 10:22 p.m. as the city’s large Asian American community was celebrating Lunar New Year weekend. About 17 to 20 minutes later, an armed man showed up at a second dance studio in nearby Alhambra where authorities say people wrestled a gun away from…