FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 22, 2023


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The Japanese American National Museum Mourns the Victims of Mass Shooting in Monterey Park, California

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) mourns the victims of last night's mass shooting in Monterey Park, California. Ten people were killed and at least ten others were injured when a gunman opened fire at a ballroom dance studio in Monterey Park on Saturday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. JANM will light the beacon in the Pavilion for the next month to mark the lives lost and the community trauma.

“We are horrified by this tragic act at what should be a most festive time of celebration for the Asian American community and for all of Southern California. Our hearts are with the families of the victims and all Asian Pacific Islander communities affected by this heinous killing and devastating senseless loss,” said Ann Burroughs, President and CEO.