The shooting victims at the ballroom planned a night of fun and dancing

Those killed by a gunman who opened fire on a dance hall in the Los Angeles area are remembered by friends and family for the zest for life that brought them out that night to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Eleven people were killed when a gunman opened fire Jan. 21 at Star Ballroom Dance Studio, a Monterey Park dance hall popular with older Asian Americans.

“It’s always so happy, people come and have fun, they just love to dance,” Peter Fung, a singer who has performed there and stops often to sing karaoke as well, told The Associated Press Thursday.