The suspected gunman wanted for killing 10 people and wounding at least 10 more at a dance club on Saturday, is dead after shooting himself, police officials announced Sunday night, January 22.
The alleged mass murderer, identified as Huu Can Tran, and identified to be 72 year old, turned a gun on himself inside a cargo van following a stand-off with law enforcement, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said during an evening press conference outside Monterey Park City Hall.
The sheriff said Tran, who is accused of shooting up a Monterey Park ballroom following a Lunar New Year celebration, acted alone and officials are still investigating a motive.
Suspected California dance club shooter, Huu Can Tran, who killed 10 people, kills himself after standoff with police
Five men and five women were slain during the rampage at the ballroom dance club, about eight miles outside downtown Los Angeles. Ten others were wounded and seven are still being treated at local hospitals as of Sunday evening — their conditions ranging from stable to critical, officials said.
The “assumption” is that the victims were “probably” of Asian descent, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said at a press briefing.