The tragedy of a mass shooting in Monterey Park, California on Tuesday has shaken the entire state. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner, 11 victims were killed, ranging in age from 57 to 76 years old.
The death toll has since risen to 12, with the shooter being the twelfth victim. The shooter has been identified as a 33 year-old male.
The incident has highlighted a tragic policy failure in the United States. According to MSNBC, the Monterey Park shooting is a reminder of the failure of America’s gun control policies.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorialized that while California reels from this incident, it is still safer than Missouri.
CNN-News18 reported that the incident has brought attention to the need for more effective gun control laws in the United States.
The Monterey Park shooting has left the entire state in shock. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.