Mass shooting suspect found dead after 10 people were allegedly killed and wounding 10 others Saturday night in Monterey Park, California.
Huu Kang Chan, 72, was found dead Sunday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the white van that authorities say the suspect fled the scene in. Tran was found in Torrance, which is about 30 minutes from Monterey Park, along with the gun and other evidence. Monterey Park is located on the eastern edge of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said no other suspects are at large and that a possible motive is unknown.
Five women and five men were killed in a shooting at the Star ballroom dance studio in Monterey Park and 10 others were injured, the sheriff’s office said. The city where the incident took place has a large Asian population and the shooting took place during the Lunar New Year celebrations.
Who is Huu Kang Chan?
on sunday Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna identified Chan as the suspect in the Monterey Park shooting. Authorities found Tran dead in the van used to flee the scene of the shooting. A handgun was also found in a van found in Torrance.
It is not known if Tran was targeting individuals or if he was shooting indiscriminately when he started shooting.
He reportedly attempted a second shooting at the Lai Lai dance hall in the Alhambra city about 30 minutes after the initial incident, but bystanders wrested his gun from him before he fled.
Tran’s wife said in a Sunday media interview that her husband had been giving informal lessons at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio.
Another longtime acquaintance also said that Tran frequented the dance studio, although it was unclear when he last came to the studio.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.