In a shooting near LA after a Lunar New Year festival, nine people were killed

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An East Los Angeles city held a Lunar New Year celebration that attracted thousands of people on Saturday that ended in a mass shooting.

According to L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Bob Boese, the shooting occurred at a Monterey Park business on Garvey Ave. The shooter is male, Boese said.

The annual festival attracted thousands of attendees earlier in the day.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Clam House seafood barbecue owner Seung Won Choi said three people rushed into his business and ordered him to lock it.

Choi said he believed the shooting occurred at a dance club, according to the people who said there was a shooter with a machine gun. He also told Choi the shooter had multiple rounds of ammunition on him.

According to the newspaper, the shooting occurred after 10 p.m.

One of the largest Lunar New Year events in Southern California began on Saturday.

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