California Shooter Commits Suicide After Lunar New Year Massacre

About 12 hours after he had carried out a Lunar New Year massacre at a dance club that left 10 people dead and another 10 injured, a 72-year-old gunman committed suicide as police approached him on Sunday.

Minutes after the initial shooting on Saturday night, the shooter attempted a second shooting at a different bar, but according to investigators, two onlookers took the man’s pistol from him before any shots could be fired. He ran from there.

Huu Can Tran, a septuagenarian, was named as the suspect by Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna. According to him, Tran shot up a ballroom dance club in Monterey Park, which is about 7 miles (11 km) east of downtown Los Angeles, using a high-capacity magazine pistol.

Despite the fact that gun violence is common in the US, investigators are still unsure of the motivation. The five males and five women, who Luna claimed appeared to be in their 50s, 60s, and beyond, were not identified by name. According to the sheriff, Tran’s gun seemed to be in violation of California state law, which forbids the use of magazines that store more than ten bullets.

Luna told reporters, “We want to know, we want to know how something this horrific can happen.

Approximately 20 minutes after the shooting at Monterey Park, according to police, at approximately 10 p.m. PST on Saturday (0600 GMT on Sunday), Tran was challenged by onlookers at a second dance club in the neighbouring city of Alhambra, according to Luna.

According to Luna, “I can tell you that the suspect entered there with the likely intention of killing additional people, and two courageous neighbourhood residents decided they were going to take action and disarm him.”

The incident at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park occurred about 20 miles (34 km) away in Torrance, according to the sheriff, who said that Tran shot himself on Sunday as police drew near a white van he was driving. As they drew near, police heard one gunshot coming from the van. They then withdrew and requested a SWAT unit.

Seven of the 10 injured victims were still being treated in hospitals as of Sunday night, with at least one of them in a severe condition.

The incident occurred close to a two-day Chinese New Year holiday, during which several downtown streets are closed to traffic for celebrations that gather tens of thousands of people from all around Southern California.

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