9 people have been killed in a gun attack in the city of Monterey Park, California, USA. Several people were seriously injured in this incident.

The incident took place in Los Angeles on Saturday local time. News – BBC.

According to the British media BBC, citing eyewitnesses, thousands of people gathered in the city of Monterey Park to celebrate the Lunar New Year. At around 10:00 p.m., gunshots were heard in the direction of Garvey Avenue.

According to the BBC, police have not confirmed whether the suspected attacker has been arrested. However, a video footage showed that many members of the police reached the spot and took the injured to the hospital.

British media quoted an eyewitness as saying three men entered his restaurant and told him to close the door. Because a person with a machine gun was seen in that area.

Huge crowds gather for the annual Lunar New Year festival. Earlier there are precedents of gathering lakhs of people in this festival.

Note that in May of last year, 21 people including 19 students were killed by shooting at an elementary school in the state of Texas. After that incident, there was a demand to tighten the law on the use of weapons in the country. Meanwhile, this attack happened.

(22 January/SM)