Ten people were killed in a shooting near Los Angeles following a Lunar New Year festival.

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According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, at least ten people were killed and ten others were injured in a shooting Saturday evening in a city east of Los Angeles.

Around 10:22 p.m. local time, gunfire was reported inside a Chinese-owned ballroom dance studio on West Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park.

Local police arrived to find “individuals pouring out of the location,” LA County Sheriff’s Department Captain Andrew Meyer said in an early Sunday morning news conference.

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At least ten people were taken to area hospitals in stable to critical condition.

Authorities in the area are looking for a man who fled after the shooting. Police are also looking into a second possible scene in Alhambra, about two miles north of Monterey Park.

Meyer did not provide any additional information about the shooter or his possible motive. He also stated that it was unclear whether the shooting was a hate crime.

The FBI and state authorities are also working on the case.

According to the Census Bureau, over 59,000 people live in Monterey Park, with 65 percent identifying as Asian.

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