Monterey Park shooting survivors, residents attend vigil for victims

A vigil was held at Monterey Park City Hall overnight for the victims of Saturday’s shooting at a dance studio that killed 11 people. Some of those who survived the attack were there, meeting other survivors for the first time since the massacre.

Daniel Hsiu said he was lucky to have survived. He saw his friends die in front of him from the hail of shots.

When he closes his eyes, he said he still sees scenes of gunshots, blood, and people running.

“My memory will not disappear,” Hsiu said.

The shooting, which also injured nine people, has shocked the city’s large Asian-American community, but they continue to resist. Tristan Cabral, who grew up in Monterey Park, called it a “sacred place.” He immigrated to the city from the Philippines at a young age with his family and said his love for Monterey Park, an accepting haven for Asian immigrants like his family, has only grown since the weekend tragedy. week.

the names of the 11 people who were killed were released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office. His age ranges from 57 to 76 years.

Among the dead is Ming Ma, 72, who ran the Star Ballroom Dance Studio. Diana Tom, 70, a grandmother, was also killed. Her family said that she “loved to dance.” Mi Nhan, 65, also died. Her loved ones said her smile was warm and her kindness contagious.

Lilan Li, 63; Xiujuan Yu, 57; Muoi Ung, 67; Hongying Jian, 62; Yukao, 72; Chia Yau, 76; Valentino Alvero, 68; and Wen Yu, 64, were also killed in the shooting.

Investigators identified the suspected gunman as 72-year-old Huu Can Tran. When they searched his home after the attack, they found a rifle and hundreds of ammunition.

The police also recovered 42 bullet casings at the scene of the shooting, which took place as people celebrated the Lunar New Year.

The reason for the attack is unknown.

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