Police: Huu Can Tran identified as suspect in CA mass shooting, self-inflicted gunshot kills
Huu Can Tran Arrested – According to the Monterey Park, California, police, the suspect alleged to be responsible for the mass shooting that took place at a dance studio on Saturday and caused the deaths of ten people and injury to at least ten more has been identified. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement on Sunday afternoon that he has been identified as Huu Can Tran, who is 72 years old. After focusing their attention on a white cargo van that was thought to be connected to the shooting suspect, the police reported that they found Tran dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Information from news conference held
Sheriff Robert Luna of Los Angeles County did not know the precise ages of the victims, but he did say that all of them appeared to be above the age of 50. He also added that there were no other suspects who were still at large. During his remarks at a news conference held in the evening, he noted that the motive for the attack, which left ten more people were wounded, was still unknown. According to him, seven of the injured victims were still being treated at the hospital. About 20 to 30 minutes after the first attack, the gunman entered the Lai Lai Ballroom in nearby Alhambra.
According to Luna, though, he was able to escape after having the weapon taken away from him by a group of people. The suspect was seen holding what the sheriff referred to as a semi-automatic weapon with an extended magazine, and a second handgun was located in the van where Tran’s body was found. The sheriff added that the man was also armed with a knife. It appears from live aerial footage that a SWAT team has surrounded the van as it is sandwiched between two police armored vehicles. The suspect is believed to be inside the van at this time.
“We believe there is a person inside of that vehicle. We don’t know their condition, but we’re going to handle that in the safest manner that we possibly can to try and identify that person,” Monterey Park Police Chief Scott Wiese said during a press conference before Tran was identified. “Could it be our suspect? Possibly.” Along with the armored police vehicles, the van was encircled by a large number of police officers, including members of SWAT, the majority of whom had their guns drawn and were aiming them at the van.
PC: Dave Bondy
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