Ming Wei Ma, age 72

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

Monterey Park mass shooting
Ma, a beloved manager at Star Ballroom Dance Studio, had emigrated from China, where he had been part of a well-known dance group. He was remembered by family and friends as a pillar in the close-knit Monterey Park community and a source of humor and compassion. He was known affectionately as Mr. Ma, was among the 11 killed in the Monterey Park mass shooting, and died trying to protect others, according to friends and reports.

On January 21, 2023, a mass shooting occurred in Monterey Park, California, United States. The gunman killed eleven people and injured nine others.[5] The shooting happened at about 10:22 p.m. PST (UTC-8) at Star Ballroom Dance Studio, after an all-day Lunar New Year Festival was held on a nearby street.[1][6] 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.[7][8][9] It is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of Los Angeles County

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