Senator Bradford Issues Statement on L.A. County Mass Shooting After Lunar New Year Celebration

January 22, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement on the mass shooting in Monterey Park after a Lunar New Year celebration on January 21:

“I am heartbroken and angry that our community has experienced this devastating mass shooting. This shooting, again, points out that we must do more to protect everyone from gun violence. This Lunar New Year event was supposed to be a cultural celebration. This should have been a time for happiness and wishes for good health and prosperity. Instead, it has tragically become the opposite. At least 10 families will never see their loved ones again and numerous other families are praying that their relatives will recover from their wounds.”

“We still do not know much about this mass shooting including the motive of the person responsible. I want to see justice for the families and for the community. We cannot tolerate or become numb to the impact of gun violence in our society. I offer, not only, my prayers to the families, but my pledge as a California State Senator, to continue to support and fight for strong and common-sense gun legislation to end these tragedies.”


Senator Bradford is Vice Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications and represents the Los Angeles County communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, San Pedro, Torrance, Watts, Willowbrook, and Wilmington.