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Who was dance instructor Ming Wei Ma also known as Mr. Ma?

‘VERY MUCH MISSED’: Dance instructor Ming Wei Ma, also known as Mr. Ma, was killed in a final act of selflessness, according to witnesses, as he was the first to rush the suspected gunman.



A renowned dancing instructor was identified by the community as one of the ten persons killed in a mass shooting in Monterey Park.

Witnesses said that dance instructor Ming Wei Ma, also known as Mr. Ma, gave his life in a selfless act by being the first person to rush the accused gunman, 72-year-old Huu Can Tran.

Friends gathered at the Langley Center to memorialize the man who gave up his own life to save the lives of others.

According to his friend Eric Chen, who is quite active in the Star Dance community, “He was a very respected, very beloved, very loving teacher, instructor, and extremely kind human being, and he is very much missed by everyone in the Star Dance community.”

Ten of the victims who were fortunate to survive the attack were sent to local hospitals, where they are currently being treated for situations ranging from critical to stable.

Sheriff Robert Luna of Los Angeles County has stated that all 20 victims appear to be over the age of 50 and that there are five men and five women among them.