According to the media organisation AP, which cited a sheriff, the gunman who began firing at a nightclub in California killed himself to death inside a van as police closed in on him. The incident occurred at a party when individuals were honouring the lunar new year, and a total of 10 people were killed. Huu Can Tran, a 72-year-old man, has been named as the suspect.
According to the authorities, the shooting’s motivation has not yet been determined. A semi-automatic assault rifle fed from a magazine has been taken by the police.
In the middle of a daylong celebration of the Lunar New Year, the shooter started firing at Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park. The shooting claimed the lives of 10 people—five men, five women, and five children.
He might have attempted to attack a different dance club but failed, according to investigators on Sunday. According to Los Angeles County Deputy Robert Luna, a guy carrying a gun visited the Lai Lai Ballroom in nearby Alhambra about 20 to 30 minutes after the incident at the Star Ballroom. She did claim that it was disputed whether the incidents were related.
This mass murder was the fifth to occur in the US this month. Celebrations for the Lunar New Year were halted by the attack on the ballroom. Asian American populations, which are heavily represented in Monterey Park and Alhambra, are shaken and terrified as a result of it.
The incident took place in the centre of the city’s downtown, where red lamps had been hung to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Happy Year of the Rabbit! Was written on a sizable banner that was positioned close to a police car.
One of California’s biggest celebrations, held at Monterey Park, drew tens of thousands of people throughout the day. An estimated 100,000 individuals had previously attended the two days of activities that were planned. However, as a result of the incident, administrators called off Sunday’s activities.