Gunman identified in Monterey Park, California

Read Time:2 Minute, 12 Second

A gunman who killed 10 people at a Monterey Park dance studio during a Lunar New Year celebration has been identified as a 72-year-old Hemet man, news outlets said.

Huu Kang Chan died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday, Jan. 22, during a standoff with police in a mall parking lot in Torrance, the Los Angeles Times reported.

trans 10 people died and injured at least 10 other people at a Monterey Park dance studio around 10:20 p.m. Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

He was later disarmed by a passerby at another dance studio in nearby Alhambra and fled, KABC reported. Tran’s white van was pulled over by police in Torrance on Sunday and he shot himself.

“We still don’t have a motive,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna told the Los Angeles Times. “We want to know how something so horrible could happen.”

The attack in Monterey Park followed a Lunar New Year celebration attended by tens of thousands of people from the predominantly Asian community.

“It should be families come together to enjoy and just have time to get together,” Yingying Guan told KTLA. “So many innocent victims.”

Mayor Pro Tem Jose Sanchez told the station that more than 100,000 people turned out for the holiday, the first since three years of cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When something like this happens — and I never thought it would happen in our community — it’s very hard to process,” Sanchez said. “There is so much grief here.”

“It was the most horrible thing,” Lynette Ma told KTLA. “It’s just terrifying because you never expect it to happen somewhere so close to home.”

Police who arrived at Star Ballroom Dance Studio Saturday night after the shooting described a chaotic scene of patrons fleeing the establishment in panic, according to a sheriff’s release.

Monterey Park Police Chief Scott Wiese said officers discovered a carnage at a dance studio “that none of them were prepared for,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

The handgun seized by bystanders at an Alhambra dance studio was an “assault semi-automatic handgun with magazine fuel and an extended magazine,” which is illegal in California, authorities told the newspaper.

A Lunar New Year celebration scheduled for Sunday in Monterey Park has been canceled.

Hemet is a city of 90,000 in the San Jacinto Valley, about 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Don Sweeney was a newspaper reporter and editor in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.

Source by [author_name]

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %
Previous post Experiment examines whether exercise can sharpen the brightest minds of competitive gamers
Next post Yosio Yoda dies at 88: Navy actor McHale dies in California