Rep. Judy Chu, representing Monterey Park, praised local law enforcement and thanked those who reached out to her for their support, including the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Chu was speaking at a news conference Sunday night after the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that a man found dead after a standoff with police in Torrance was the same suspect in Saturday night’s mass shooting in Monterey Park personal. Zhu thanked local law enforcement for their efforts in tracking down the suspect.
“The community was in fear all afternoon,” Chu said.
Zhu said she received calls from Mayorkas and the White House, though she did not specify whether she spoke to President Joe Biden. Zhu also said she spoke with Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass.
“I received a call today from the White House, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, and our Mayor Karen Bass,” Zhu said. “All voiced concern and provided us with resources to ensure we can end this dire situation.”
Zhu said the residents of Monterey Park, where she has lived for 37 years, are resilient and implored the community to “feel safe.”
“What I see today, and what I see right now is that we are resilient and we are stronger together,” Chu said.