How Asian Americans are coping with the Monterey Park shooting
The Lunar New Year is supposed to be a time of joy across Asian cultures, to welcome good luck. But it’s getting off to a somber start this year after a mass shooting over the weekend in Monterey Park, California.
A gunman killed at least 10 people and injured at least 10 others during a celebration at a ballroom dance hall. Investigators say the motive is unclear and that the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Event organizers in some cities are now canceling Lunar New Year events, or they’re beefing up security as a precaution.
Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes speaks with Josie Huang, who reports on Asian American communities in Southern California for KPCC.
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