© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Flowers and candles are left exterior the doorway of the Star Ballroom Dance Studio after a mass capturing throughout Chinese language Lunar New 12 months celebrations in Monterey Park, California, U.S. January 23, 2023. REUTERS/David Swanson
(Reuters) -Again-to-back mass shootings in California have claimed the lives of people that cherished to bop at a studio in Monterey Park and farm staff within the coastal group of Half Moon Bay.
MONTEREY PARK VICTIMS
Eleven individuals died when a 72-year-old gunman opened hearth late Saturday throughout a celebration of the Lunar New 12 months on the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, east of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s workplace has confirmed the names of the victims. There have been six ladies killed: My My Nhan, 65; Lilan Li, 63; Xiujuan Yu, 57; Muoi Dai Ung, 67; Hongying Jian, 62; and Diana Man Ling Tom, 70. The 5 males who had been killed had been recognized as Yu Lun Kao, 72; Chia Ling Yau, 76; Valentino Marcos Alvero, 68; Wen Tau Yu, 64; and Ming Wei Ma, 72.
The Chinese language consulate in Los Angeles stated Chinese language residents had been among the many useless. Taiwan’s consulate in Los Angeles stated two Taiwanese expatriates additionally had been killed.
Tom’s household stated she died on Sunday after being taken to hospital in vital situation following the capturing, in response to an announcement seen by ABC Information. Tom was remembered as a “hard-working mom, spouse and grandmother who cherished to bop.”
“To those that knew her, she was somebody who at all times went out of her solution to give to others,” the assertion stated.
In an announcement on Twitter, Alvero’s household stated he was a religious Catholic who cherished ballroom dancing and was the lifetime of any occasion.
“In a single day, we turned unwilling members of a group who has to mourn the lack of our family members on account of gun violence. We’re left annoyed, caught with this vicious cycle,” the household stated.
HALF MOON BAY VICTIMS
Seven individuals had been killed and one particular person was in vital situation after a 66-year-old man on Monday attacked two mushroom farms close to the resort city of Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco, police stated.
The victims – six males and two girl – had been all Asian or Hispanic adults, in response to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Jose and Pedro Romero, brothers who migrated from Mexico two years in the past and labored at Mountain Mushroom Farm, had been amongst these shot on Monday, their cousin Jose Juarez advised Reuters.
Jose died and his youthful brother Pedro is hospitalized, Juarez stated. Jose has a spouse and youngsters again in Mexico, he added.
“You look to enhance your life after which you find yourself with this,” stated Juarez, quiet and sullen as he took a break from cooking at a Mexican restaurant in a Half Moon Bay strip mall.
The household is now searching for monetary assist as a way to repatriate Jose’s physique to Mexico, he stated.
Farm employee Marciano Martinez-Jimenez was one in all three individuals shot useless at Harmony Farms, his nephew Carlos Martinez-Maya advised ABC7 information.
Martinez-Jimenez’s dying was confirmed to Reuters by Antonio Perez, who works at a Latino grocery retailer in Half Moon Bay and was schoolmates with him of their village within the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Perez was shocked when, upon arriving in Half Moon Bay within the late Nineteen Nineties, he noticed Martinez-Jimenez once more at a celebration.
“I used to be so glad. We spoke about after we’d arrived right here. And he stated, ‘Come sit down with us,'” Perez recounted.
Martinez-Jimenez was hardworking, quiet and sought to keep away from battle, Perez stated.
“Final Thursday or so, I noticed him for the final time within the retailer,” Perez stated. “He got here to purchase cheese.”
The San Mateo County Coroner’s Workplace declined to touch upon the identities of the victims within the Half Moon Bay capturing.