Monterey Park Victims: Names, Photos, and Honors

Monterey Park victim

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Two of the Monterey Park victims.

Ming Wei Ma was the owner of Star Ballroom Dance Studio who heroically fought Monterey Park’s mass shooter, a GoFundMe page, to help his family read. Mymy Nhan was a woman who went to the dance studio most weekends for years, according to the family statement. Both were remembered for their friendliness.

They are the first two victims named in the Monterey Park mass shooting.

Eleven people died when says the Los Angeles County Sheriff Huu Can Tran opened fire at the dance hall in Monterey Park, California on Saturday, January 21, 2023. According to the sheriff, ten other people were injured.

Heavy pays tribute to each deceased victim, as they are called.

According to an interview with Tsay, Brandon Tsay and another person disarmed the gunman as he entered a second dance hall at the nearby Alhambra after the initial shooting gave ABC News.

Sheriff Robert Luna said in the press conference that Tran, 72, then took his own life in a white van. The sheriff says the motive is still unclear.

Here are the victims named so far:

Mymy Nhan, 65

Tiffany Liou, journalist at WFAA-TV, wrote on Facebook, “Mymy Nhan was the first person to be shot dead during the #MontereyPark mass shooting. I have covered many tragedies and never thought one would come so close to home.”

According to Liou, “Mymy was my husband’s aunt. She treated her nieces and nephews like her own children. Your kindness is what is needed in this world. My husband’s family is suffering immeasurably.”

She released a statement on behalf of the family.

The family statement read:

I’m still getting on my nerves about what happened to Mymy.

She spent so many years going to the dance studio in Monterey on the weekends. She was happy to do that. But unfairly, Saturday was her last dance.

We start the new lunar year broken. We never thought her life would end so suddenly. Mymy was 65 years old. If you knew her, you knew that her warm smile and kindness were contagious. She was a loving aunt, sister, daughter and friend. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate the support of our neighbors and community.

It was signed, the Nhan and Quan family.

Ming Wei Ma

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GoFundMeMing Wei Ma

The victim’s friend, Eric Chen said CBS News that he learned Ma was “the first to bring down the shooter,” adding, “He was just caring and others first, people the first kind of person.”

Fox 11 described Ma as a “beloved dance teacher” who had hounded the shooter.

“He was a very respected, very loved, very caring teacher, instructor, an extremely kind person and he will be greatly missed by everyone in the Star Dance community,” Chen told Fox 11.

A GoFundMe page was created to help Ma’s family. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Ming Wei Ma, father of Ray Ma and Mary Ma,” it said. “He was one of 10 people killed in the January 21, 2023 Monterey Park shooting. He was the owner of Star Dance Studio and built a community that loved and respected him deeply for his kindness and vibrancy.”

Lila Li, 63

According to ABC NewsLi was identified as one of the 11 victims.

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