On Tuesday morning in the US, a man opened fire at the Chinese consulate in Los Angeles before taking his own life.
Los Angeles police said that there were no other injuries in the shooting, which took place at around 6 a.m. local time, before the consulate opened for the day; however, numerous rounds hit the Chinese consulate itself, leaving at least 17 bullet holes in the windows and facade.
China has urged the US to quickly get to the bottom of the incident. Meanwhile, the consulate itself has asked that American authorities take precautions to ensure the safety of its workers.
According to China’s official Xinhua news agency, the gunman was of Asian origin and in his sixties.
Back in 2011, a naturalized US citizen from China also opened fire on the same building with a handgun before being arrested by police.
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