Several people shot dead

Several people have died in a mass shooting at a Chinese New Year event in Monterey Park, California, a report said.

Police were attending a shooting in Monterey Park with multiple casualities, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a law enforcement source.

The shooting took place around the location of a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration held in Monterey Park, the newspaper said. Tens of thousands of people had attended the festival earlier in the day.

Monterey Park is a city in Los Angeles county, around 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Los Angeles.