Diana Man Ling Tom, age 70

Lost to gun violence on January 21, 2023 in Monterey Park, California.

Monterey Park mass shooting
Ms. Tom was remembered as a "hard-working mother, wife, and grandmother who loved to dance".
"To those who knew her, she was someone who always went out of her way to give to others,"
"She was the life of any party she walked into. She loved to travel and was an avid foodie as well,"
"But she loved, loved, loved to dance."

Ms.Tom died on Sunday after being taken to the hospital in critical condition.

On January 21, 2023, a mass shooting occurred in Monterey Park, California, United States. The gunman killed eleven people and injured nine others. The shooting happened at about 10:22 p.m. PST at Star Ballroom Dance Studio, after an all-day Lunar New Year Festival was held on a nearby street. Shortly afterward, the gunman drove north to Lai Lai Ballroom in nearby Alhambra to continue his shooting spree but was confronted by staff and disarmed before fleeing by car. The perpetrator was identified as 72-year-old Huu Can Tran. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a standoff with police in Torrance the next day. It is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of Los Angeles County.

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