L.A. County Sheriff Gives Update on Monterey Park Mass Shooting: Hundreds Gather to Honor 11 Victims

On Tuesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva provided an update on the mass shooting that occurred in Monterey Park last week.

The shooting, which took place on the night of the Lunar New Year, left 11 people dead and four injured.

At a press conference, Villanueva said that the shooter, who has been identified as a 25-year-old man, was motivated by a passion for dance. Hundreds of people gathered in Monterey Park to honor the victims, many of whom were part of the local ballroom dance community.

The tragedy has sparked a conversation about the prevalence of mass shootings in the United States, and the age of the perpetrators. According to a recent opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, the majority of mass shooters are between the ages of 18 and 34.

The shooting has also reignited a debate about racial hatred in the U.S. In an opinion piece for Newsweek, one writer argued that racial hate is not just a white thing, but an issue that affects people of all races.

The investigation into the Monterey Park shooting is ongoing. For more information, visit USNN for full coverage.