Nine people were killed in a mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, on Saturday night, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The Sheriff’s Information Office said the incident occurred around 10:22 p.m. local time (1:22 a.m. ET).

It came after thousands of people had gathered for a Lunar New Year Festival in the small town about 10 miles east of Los Angeles of about 60,000 people with a large Asian population.

The two-day event features «food stalls with various types of delicious items, carnival rides and plenty of live entertainment,» according to the city’s website.

Police and fire units could be seen invading the area in a video posted on social media. Others showed victims being transferred to ambulances.

It was not clear if the suspect was in custody.

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