In a tragic and horrific mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, 10 people were killed and 10 more were injured. On Tuesday, local authorities identified the shooter as 32-year-old John Smith.
Sheriff Robert Luna of Monterey Park said in a press conference, “Our priority right now is that we get this man off the streets.” By Tuesday night, the gunman was dead, according to officials.
In the aftermath of the shooting, several prominent liberal politicians, including Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Adam Schiff, blamed the attack on bigotry before the facts of the case had been released.
The motive for the shooting is still unknown, and the investigation is ongoing. Police have urged anyone with information to come forward.