Biden News – Latest: President visits Monterey Park for first time since mass shooting that killed 11 in January
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US President Joe Biden will on Tuesday visit Monterey Park in California, where 11 people were killed in a mass shooting in January this year.
Mr. Biden is expected to discuss his efforts to reduce gun violence in the wake of the shootings, the White House said.
At least 11 people were killed and another nine injured when a gunman opened fire at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park on January 21, shortly after thousands of members of the Asian-American community gathered for the Lunar New Year celebrations.
The shooter was disarmed by Brandon Tsay, who took the gun from the man.
The 72-year-old suspected gunman died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound as police approached him in his white van, according to authorities.
The President referred to the mass shooting in his State of the Union address and called for a ban on assault weapons.
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Biden visits Monterey Park today
US President Joe Biden will today visit Monterey Park in California, where 11 people were killed in a mass shooting earlier this year.
Mr Biden is expected to call for tougher gun control measures after a spate of mass shootings across the country.
However, it is unclear whether he will visit the scene of the gun violence or meet the families of the victims.
The President has repeatedly urged Congress to enact stricter gun control measures, including reinstating the ban on assault weapons.
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