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Ming Wei Ma, a Monterey Park victim

Ming Wei Ma

Ming Wei Ma was a great dancing instructor, manager, and co-owner of the Star Ballroom Dancing Studio in Monterey Park. The victim, 72, was also a devoted father.

On January 21, 2023, a mass shooting happened in Monterey Park, California.

Eleven people were murdered, and nine were injured.

Following a daylong Lunar New Year Festival nearby, the shooting took

Huu Can Tran, a guy in his early 70s, was identified as the preparatory.

He died the next day from a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a confrontation with Torrance Police.

It is the deadliest mass shooting in Los Angeles County history.

Ming Wei Ma was among those killed in the sad incident.

Ming Wei Ma, a dance instructor at Star Dance Studio, was a victim in Monterey Park.

Ming Wei Ma’s dedication to the cultural life of the community made him a beloved member.

The 72-year-old victim worked at the Star Dance studio as a dance instructor, co-owner, and manager.

Mr. Ma was characterized as the “heart and soul” of Star Ballroom Dance Studio by those who knew him.

Ming Wei Ma demonstrates a class stance at Star Dance Studio with instructor Nancy Mei. (From the Pasadena Star-News)
Daniel Buhala, the dance studio’s co-owner, regarded Ming Wei Ma as an exceptional dancing instructor.

According to Buhala, the late victim of the horrific shooting was always thoughtful of everyone around him and took excellent care of them.

Ming Wei Ma
Ming Wei teaching dance source: People

According to reports,

the Star Ballroom boasts a large dance floor.

As a result, it was regularly used as a site for parties and other social gatherings.

Eric Chen, a pastor, and instructor in San Gabriel, said the studio massacre was shocking because it had always been a place where everyone felt safe.

Chen, who had known Mr. Ma since late 2021, described him as nice and respectful to everyone.

Yvonne Yiu, a Monterey Park council member, expressed her heartbreak and said the 72-year-old victim was her longtime dance instructor.

The council member expressed her desire to sing and dance with her teacher in heaven.

Ming Wei Ma enjoyed dancing and singing.

Ming Wei Ma
Ming dance performance source:Youtube

Wei Ma studied engineering at the South China University of Science and Technology.

His companion Shuhai Peng, on the other hand, stated that his actual interest was dancing and singing.

Furthermore, the victim from Monterey Park was the leader of a WeChat network for Chinese vocalists with over 400 members.

Mr. Ma also periodically organized dancing and singing activities, according to Peng.

Ma could frequently be found teaching, holding events, or simply hanging out

with friends at the Star Dance Studio, which has since closed due to the unfortunate tragedy.

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Ming Wei Ma’s children have set up a GoFundMe page to help with his burial expenses.

Ming Wei Ma’s children, Ray and Mary, started an official GoFundMe page for Ma’s burial expenses on Monday, January 23.

It had raised more than $30,000 within the first eight hours of being posted.

They completed the gift by Tuesday, having raised $45K.

Mr. Ma’s family was planning to travel from China to attend his funeral.

Other Victims in Monterey Park

As previously stated, eleven people were killed and nine were injured in the Monterey Park mass shooting.

On Tuesday, the coroner’s office provided a comprehensive list of the victims.