IP- A gunman killed nine people in a mass shooting in Monterey Park, Calif., late on Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Iran PressAmerica: Reports of the shooting emerged at 10:22 p.m. local time, Deputy Sheriff Tracy Koerner said, without providing details of whether the male shooter was in custody. Further details couldn’t be determined.

The suspect is male. It was unclear if a suspect was in custody.

Monterey Park is a city of about 60,000 people in the Los Angeles area.

“Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones tonight in our neighboring city, Monterey Park, where a mass shooting just occurred,” Los Angeles City Controller Kenneth Mejia said in a tweet.

Seung Won Choi, who owns a seafood barbecue restaurant on Garvey Avenue across from where the shooting happened, said three people rushed into his restaurant and told him to lock the door.


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