Monterey Park, California — Names of all 11 killed Monterey Park shooting incident.
Victims ranged in age from 57 to 76 years, 6 women and 5 men.
Here are their names as identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office:
- Mai Mai Nan, 65
- Lillian Lee, 63 years old
- Yu Shufan, 57 years old
- Muoi Dai Ung, 67 years old
- Hongying Jian, 62 years old
- Yu Lun Kao, 72 years old
- Chia Ling Yau, 76 years old
- Valentino Marcos Albero, 6 years old
- Wen Tau Yu, 64
- Ming Wei Ma, 72 years old
- Diana Mann Ring Tom, 70
Witnesses say about 50 people were inside the dance studio when gunmen opened fire Saturday night.
According to friends, 72-year-old Ming Wei Ma was a dance instructor known for her patience and understanding. They say he gave his life to save others.
“Mr. Ma, who is so loved and respected in the dance world, has been doing it for more than 20 years. He died trying to stop the shooter,” said friend Eric Cheng.
Valentino Alvero’s family has released a statement calling 68-year-old Valentino Alvero a loving father, a devoted son and a ballroom dancing enthusiast.
“Overnight, we have become unwilling members of a community that have had to grieve the loss of loved ones to gun violence,” the statement read. I feel trapped and frustrated.”
The statement continued, “Most importantly, remember that Valentino is more than just headlines and news stories.
“We hope [we] could let him [know] We will all miss him for the rest of our days on this earth. I hope you danced to your heart’s content and are now dancing in heaven. ”
Yu Lun Kao was from South El Monte. His dance partner, who wanted to be identified only as Shallie, said he saved her life by using his body to protect her from her shooters, her neighbor told EyeWitness News. , Kao said he lived in the same apartment for over 20 years.
Neighbor Ruth Ortega said: “Obviously it’s someone we know and have known for a long time, so it’s hard to process right now. They said he was always a kind man with a green thumb. He loved his plants and was always on good terms with all his neighbors.
“I feel like he’s always hiding something about himself. He’s very kind and always helpful to everyone,” Ortega said.
Tom died in hospital the day after the shooting.
Her family released a statement describing her as a “hard working mother, wife and grandmother who loves to dance.” The statement continued, “To those who knew her, she was always someone who went out of her way to give to others.
All families and victims affected by the shooting, Langley Senior Center at 400 W. Emerson Avenuewhere the crisis response team is located.
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