US police hunt gunman who killed 10 in Lunar New Year shooting

Police were involved in a stand-off Sunday with a man they believe killed 10 people in a mass shooting at a dance club during Lunar New Year celebrations in

California. At least 10 other people were wounded in the shooting with the gunman -- described by police as Asian -- firing indiscriminately at the club in Monterey Park,

near Los Angeles, witnesses said. "We are utilizing every resource to apprehend this suspect in what we believe to be one of the county's most heinous cases," Los Angeles

County Sheriff Robert Luna said. Luna said police responded to emergency calls just after 10pm Saturday (0600 GMT Sunday) and found people pouring out of the

premises. "Unfortunately," he added, paramedics "did pronounce 10 of the victims deceased at the scene." Five of the dead were women and five men, officials said,

without providing ages or names. At least 10 people were wounded, Luna said, some of them critically. The sheriff said he did not believe the shooter used an assault

rifle, but he did not elaborate. - Incident nearby - Luna also described a second incident in nearby Alhambra some 20 minutes later, in which an Asian man carrying a

gun walked into a dance studio but was tackled and disarmed. The man fled and no injuries were reported. Alhambra is about two miles north of Monterey Park. Luna said

investigators were probing whether the incidents were related.  By late Sunday morning police were involved in a stand-off, surrounding a vehicle in Torrance, south of Los

Angeles.