Harris says ‘violence must stop’ after Monterey Park shooting

WASHINGTON —  Vice President Kamala Harris declared “this violence should finish” on Sunday as she publicly weighed in on a mass taking pictures in Monterey Park that left 10 individuals lifeless and injured 10 others. Earlier than delivering a speech on abortion rights in Tallahasee, Fla., to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, Harris mentioned she needed to handle “the tragedy of what occurred in my house state.” “One more neighborhood has been torn aside by mindless gun violence,” mentioned Harris, a former California senator and state legal professional common. “All of us on this room and in our nation perceive this violence should cease.” A gunman opened hearth Saturday night time on a ballroom dance studio in Monterey Park, about seven miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The taking pictures occurred as tens of hundreds gathered close by for the beginning of a two-day Lunar New 12 months pageant, which Harris referred to as “a time of cultural celebration.” The pageant is without doubt one of the largest vacation occasions within the area. L.A. County Sheriff Robert Luna mentioned it was too early to inform whether or not the pageant was related to the taking pictures. Luna launched pictures of a suspect on social media, figuring out him as an Asian man, about 5 foot 10 and weighing 150 kilos, who ought to be “thought of armed and harmful.” Pictures confirmed the person in a black leather-based jacket, a black-and-white snow hat and glasses.President Biden tweeted on Sunday he was “monitoring the scenario carefully because it develops” and urged the neighborhood to observe steerage from native authorities. “Jill and I are praying for these killed and injured in final night time’s lethal mass taking pictures in Monterey Park,” he wrote.Earlier on Sunday, White Home officers mentioned that the president, who’s spending the weekend at his trip house in Rehoboth Seashore, Del., had been briefed on the taking pictures by homeland safety advisor Liz Sherwood-Randall. The president directed her to “make it possible for the FBI is offering full assist to native authorities,” in line with the administration officers.The vice chairman mentioned she and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff joined the Bidens in “mourning for individuals who had been killed, as we pray for individuals who are injured, and as we grieve for these many individuals whose lives are endlessly modified.”