Cops release photo of suspected dead 72-year-old gunman who killed 10 and injured 10 others

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23rd January 2023 – (California) Ten people have died and at least 10 others injured in a mass shooting at Star Ballroom Dance Studio in California. Police have released photographs of the suspect, and launched an urgent search to arrest the gunman before he was found dead. An Asian male opened fire at a dance venue in Monterey Park, as the local community were celebrating Lunar New Year, police said.Police have released photographs and a description of the “homicide suspect”. LA County Sheriff’s department said that the suspect was an “Asian male adult” wearing a black leather jacket, beanie and glasses, adding that he should be considered “armed and dangerous”. Witnesses said the man shot indiscriminately with a semiautomatic weapon.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said investigators have confirmed that the man found dead inside a white cargo van after a standoff with police in Torrance, California, is the same person suspected of carrying out a mass shooting in Monterey Park Saturday night.

Luna said that after the standoff, officers found the man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Luna identified the suspect as Huu Can Tran, 72.

Huu Can Tran, 72, was found inside the van at a shopping centre car park after the shooting at Monterey Park.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said police heard a gunshot upon approaching the van.

“Officers retreated and requested several tactical teams to respond,” Sheriff Luna said.

“Two armoured vehicle’s responded and were able to restrict the van’s movement.

“At 12:52pm (local time) they approached the vehicle and determined the suspect sustained a self-inflicted wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.”

A handgun was located inside Tran’s van. 

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