Police have surrounded a van in their hunt for the suspect who killed ten people in a mass shooting in California.
A gunman opened fire at a ballroom dance club in Monterey Park, Los Angeles, following a Lunar New Year celebration.
Five women and five men were killed and another 10 injured in the attack.
LA County Sheriff said 30 minutes after the shooting at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio, a gunman entered Lai Lai Ballroom in nearby Alhambra but fled. The events are now being treated as connected.
Officers released an image of a suspect, wearing glasses and a winter hat. Police described him as an Asian man between the ages of 30 and 50.
Police previously said people were “pouring out of the location screaming” when officers arrived at the Monterey Park ballroom around 10:30 pm Saturday.
Officers then went into the ballroom and found victims as firefighters treated the wounded.
The Lunar New Year celebration had attracted thousands.
Monterey Park is a city of about 60,000 people with a large Asian population about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from downtown Los Angeles.
Screenshot from a video shows emergency responders working at the scene of a shooting
Two days of festivities were planned but officials cancelled Sunday’s events following the shooting.
The tragedy marked the fifth mass shooting in the US this month and the deadliest since 21 people were killed in a school in Uvalde, Texas.
The latest violence comes two months after five people were killed at a Colorado Springs nightclub.
Seung Won Choi, who owns the Clam House seafood barbecue restaurant across the street from where the shooting happened, told The Los Angeles Times that three people rushed into his business and told him to lock the door.
The people said to Choi that there was a shooter with a gun who had multiple rounds of ammunition on him.
Wong Wei, who lives nearby, told The Los Angeles Times that his friend was in a bathroom at the dance club that night when the shooting started.
When she came out, he said, she saw a gunman and three bodies.
The celebration in Monterey Park is one of the largest Lunar New Year events in Southern California.