Monterey Park shooting turns mass celebration into massacre on Lunar New Year

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Reuters

By Tim Reid and Kanishka Singh MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (Reuters) – The red lanterns bobbed and banners proclaimed “Happy Year of the Rabbit” but Monterey Park’s famous Lunar New Year festivities were brought to an abrupt end by a shooting that left 10 people dead and another 10 wounded. Vendors dismantled stalls and workers took apart a fairground on Sunday in the normally placid community of 60,000, where thousands from across Southern California gathered on Saturday. The city on the eastern edge of Los Angeles was holding its first in-person celebration of the Lunar New Year since the COVID-19…

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