The San Diego Police Division plans to extend officer presence at native Lunar New 12 months celebrations Sunday within the wake of Saturday evening’s mass taking pictures at a ballroom dance studio in Monterey Park.
Ten folks had been killed and a minimum of 10 others had been wounded within the assault that occurred at 10:22 p.m. Saturday on the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park.
“Our hearts are with group members of Monterey Park as they lean upon one another for energy and therapeutic throughout this tough time. Though there are not any recognized threats right here in San Diego, you will note an elevated police presence at our occasions right here,” SDPD Chief David Nisleit tweeted Sunday.
The Metropolis Heights Lunar New 12 months Competition was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park. An occasion organizer mentioned the competition would go as deliberate, that includes folks and conventional performances, arts and cultural exhibitions, lion dances, firecrackers and household actions.
At the least 10 persons are lifeless and one other 10 wounded after a gunman opened fireplace at a Los Angeles-Space ballroom dance membership after a Lunar New 12 months celebration.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna mentioned investigators had been not sure if the Monterey Park taking pictures was related to a close-by Lunar New 12 months celebration. Nonetheless, he mentioned he can be attending the same occasion on Sunday, and inspired the general public to proceed celebrating the vacation.
San Diego Metropolis Councilman Kent Lee reacted to the taking pictures by saying “we’re heartbroken for the lack of life in Monterey Park and share our condolences to the numerous households impacted as we await further particulars relating to this tragic incident.
“We acknowledge the resilience of our AAPI communities and ask that your entire San Diego group stand with them all through this time.”
The taking pictures was the worst mass taking pictures in Los Angeles County since a person killed 10 folks, together with himself, in Covina in 2008.