LA County Sheriff Says Mass Shooting in Southern California Is a Race-Related Hate Crime, But ‘Mainstream’ Media Won’t Because Shooter Isn’t White – zoohousenews.com
(Natural News) Once again, the ‘mainstream media’ is behaving in a typically biased manner after the recent mass shooting — this one in Southern California — doesn’t fit the left-wing narrative of the ‘crazy white native terrorist gun.’
Despite this, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna is at least considering the possibility that the incident was a race-related hate crime, as the alleged 72-year-old gunman was an Asian man who has since been found dead, after turning a gun on himself.
“We’re still not clear on a motive,” Luna said at an early evening press conference on Sunday. “We want to know.”
“We don’t know if this is specifically a hate crime [as] Legally defined, but who walks into a dance hall and guns down 20 people?” Luna said earlier in the day, according to NBC News. “The description we have now is that of an Asian male. Does it matter? I do not know. I can tell you everything is on the table.”
The outlet also reported:
Monterey Park police officers first responded to a dance hall identified in government documents as the Star Ballroom Dance after reports of a shooting were received at 10:22 p.m. Saturday, Luna said. People stormed out of the hall as officers entered the store. Ten people were killed at the venue and 10 others were taken to hospitals in stable to critical conditions, Luna said. Four were treated at the LAC + USC Medical Center, the hospital confirmed.
Authorities were still working to identify the victims. Luna reported that five were women and five were men. He later said many were in their 50s, 60s and “beyond.”
Additionally, another angle that the trash legacy media largely ignores is that the alleged firearm used in the crime, which Luna described as a “magazine-type semi-automatic pistol,” is not legal to possess in California, which once again is proves that some of the country’s most restrictive gun control laws did nothing to thwart this horrific crime — but they did leave many unarmed victims who are now dead before their time.
To the credit of NBC News (though included deep in the article): “The possibility of a hate crime was part of the investigation, but authorities were also trying to determine if the suspect knew any of the victims, Luna said. This aspect of the investigation will take time, he said, as the county coroner was still working on identifying the victims.”
Later on Sunday, police swarmed the suspected gunman’s home and conducted a lengthy search of the premises, the Daily Wire reported. “It’s unclear what exactly the police were looking for or what they found,” the outlet noted.
“The suspect was reportedly a regular at the dance studio he attacked, at times giving ‘informal’ dance classes, CNN reported, although it’s unclear if he’d been at the studio in recent years. The outlet also noted that the suspect had met his ex-wife at the same studio. The suspect reportedly saw her dancing and introduced himself, and the couple married a short time later,” the outlet further noted.
The Daily Wire also noted that after the Star Ballroom shooting, the suspect tried to get into a second dance hall but was stopped by two people who managed to snatch his gun from him. He then fled in a white van. About 12 hours later, police managed to locate the van southwest of Monterey Park, according to a Reuters report. As officers approached the van, guns drawn, they heard a single shot from inside. Moments later, they found the suspected gunman dead with a single gunshot wound to the head.
Again, it’s not clear if a hate crime was involved, but what is clear is if this suspect had been white, the vast majority of left-wing media and Democrats would have told us on cable news that he was a racist white man and more nationalist Terrorist.