New Delhi: Huu Can Tran, 72, the man suspected of carrying out a shooting in Monterey Park in California was found dead inside a white cargo van.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said a handgun was also found in the vehicle.
He also said five men and five women lost their lives in the shooting.
🚨POLICE IN TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, HAVE SURROUNDED A WHITE VAN IN A PARKING LOT.
THEY BELIEVE THE SUSPECT OF THE MASS SHOOTING IN MONTEREY PARK IS INSIDE THE VEHICLE. 🚨 pic.twitter.com/mCUQ5sKPv7
— Megan Hawkins (@meganhawkinsabc) January 22, 2023
Who is Huu Can Tran?
Huu Can Tran said the man was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a standoff.
Police said they found several pieces of evidence that link Huu Can Tran to both the mass shooting in Monterey Park that killed 10 and left 10 injured.
There was a shooting in Monterey Park in California, killing 10 people. At least 9 more were injured.
At the time, the neighbourhood was celebrating Chinese New Year. According to police, the attacker is still at large, his motives are unknown. pic.twitter.com/tyCQxBT9Mn
— David Kime (@CyberRealms1) January 22, 2023
Several close acquaintances have reported that the suspect frequently visited the dance studio where 10 people were killed and met his ex-wife there two decades ago,
The suspected gunman, Huu Can Tran, allegedly killed 10 people on Saturday before he shot himself after a manhunt.
Two decades ago, he and his ex-wife had first met at the popular community centre and got married. She also said that the 72-year-old was never violent to her.
The couple was divorced in 2005.
Reports said the accused frequently visited the dance studio. But for now, it’s not clear on when was the last time he visited.
Tragic news out of Monterey Park, California this morning: another mass shooting/mass casualty at the hands of a suspect who remains at large. A manhunt is underway and the motive remains unclear. https://t.co/TImpKvOHdN
— Katie S. Phang (@KatiePhang) January 22, 2023