345pm: California Police Release More Shooter Details
Monterey Park Shooter Was Hemet Resident
(Monterey Park, CA) — The man who police say shot ten people to death and wounded at least ten more inside a dance hall in Monterey Park on Saturday night was a Hemet resident. Hemet police are reportedly searching the 72-year-old man’s home inside a senior community. The man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after getting pulled over by police in Torrance on Sunday. Police have yet to determine a motive for the shooting. It’s also unclear if the five men and five women who were killed were specifically targeted.
Monterey Park Shooter Walked Into Dance Hall in Alhambra With Gun, Was Disarmed
(Alhambra, CA) — Police confirm the man accused of killing ten people and wounding ten more inside a dance hall in Monterey Park drove to another dance hall in nearby Alhambra immediately after the shooting. Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna says the 72-year-old man walked into the Alhambra dance hall with a gun about 20 minutes after Saturday night’s mass shooting. Two bystanders stopped him and wrestled the gun away. Luna calls those people “heroes” for disarming the man. The suspect then left and drove away in a white cargo van, the same van he was found dead inside in Torrance on Sunday afternoon. Nobody was injured at the Alhambra dance hall.
President Biden Orders Flags at Half-Staff
(Washington, DC) — President Biden is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff nationwide in honor of the ten people killed in Saturday night’s shooting in Monterey Park. A proclamation issued Sunday says all flags on federal government property must be flown at half-staff until sundown on Thursday. Biden has also directed the FBI to provide support to local authorities. Police say ten people were killed and ten others were wounded after a 72-year-old man opened fire inside a dance hall, which was hosting a gathering following Lunar New Year celebrations.
Jealousy Possible Motive in Monterey Park Shooting
(Monterey Park, CA) — Jealousy may have provoked a 72-year-old man to shoot ten people to death and wound ten others inside a dance hall in Monterey Park. Community leader Chester Chong, with the local Chinese Chamber of Commerce, spoke with KABC-TV, and believes the shooting may be tied with a domestic dispute. Chong says the owner of the dance studio invited a woman to an event on Saturday night, but not her husband. Chong believes that woman’s husband was the shooter. Authorities have not announced any possible motives.
Monterey Park Shooter May Have Had Illegal Semi-Automatic Handgun
(Monterey Park, CA) — The man who police say killed ten people and wounded ten more inside a dance studio in Monterey Park may have used an illegal semi-automatic handgun. Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna says the weapon the suspect used was an assault pistol that may be illegal in California. Two bystanders wrestled that gun away from the 72-year-old man about 20 minutes after the mass shooting, after he walked inside a second dance studio in nearby Alhambra. Luna says the semi-automatic assault pistol contained a large-capacity magazine, or an extended magazine.
(Monterey Park, CA) — Authorities in southern California say they found multiple weapons and ammunition at the home of the suspect accused of carrying out last weekend’s mass shooting. Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said the search of the suspect’s home indicated he manufactured homemade firearms. The 72-year-old man also had a limited criminal history and was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm decades ago. Meantime, the death toll from Saturday’s shooting in Monterey Park stands at eleven. On Sunday, the suspect was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a van after a standoff with police. Police say they’re still searching for a motive.
New Details About Possible Motive In CA Mass Shooting
(Hemet, CA) — New details are emerging about the suspect who’s accused of killing eleven people on Saturday in southern California. Police in the suspect’s home town of Hemet, 85 miles southeast of Los Angeles, say the 72-year-old man came in to the police station on January 7th and 9th. On both occasions, he reportedly complained about alleged “past fraud, theft and poisoning involving his family in the Los Angeles area 10 to 20 years ago.” Police say the suspect promised to return with documentation of his claims, but never did. Police are expected to speak next hour.
Death Toll At 11 From CA Mass Shooting
(Monterey Park, CA) — An eleventh person has died from Saturday’s mass shooting in southern California. The Los Angeles County health department says the victim was being treated for extensive injuries after the shooting in Monterey Park. Investigators say the 72-year-old killer took his own life after being tracked down on Sunday. No motive has yet been identified.
New Details About Possible Motive In CA Mass Shooting
(Hemet, CA) — New details are emerging about the suspect who’s accused of killing eleven people on Saturday in southern California. Police in the suspect’s home town of Hemet, 85 miles southeast of Los Angeles, say the 72-year-old man came in to the police station on January 7th and 9th. On both occasions, he reportedly complained about alleged “past fraud, theft and poisoning involving his family in the Los Angeles area 10 to 20 years ago.” Police say the suspect promised to return with documentation of his claims, but never did. Monterey Park Mayor Henry Lo told NBC News there appeared to be a “history of domestic violence,” but didn’t provide more details.
LA County Sheriff Robert Luna announced at 5:20 press conference:
The name of the suspect is Huu Can Tran, age 72, described by Sheriff Luna a male Asian. He dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound. Tran died in the van that was the subject of an hours-long standoff. A handgun was found in the van, that Sheriff said had an extended capacity magazine. No other suspects are being sought. Multiple law enforcement agencies are working to determine a motive. Officials made strong statements assuring that Monterey Park is a safe area.
California Officials Updating Monterey Park Shooting Investigation
(Monterey Park, CA) — Officials in southern California are just about set to give an update on the Monterey Park shooting investigation. Reports say the suspect who barricaded themselves in a white van during an armed standoff with authorities in nearby Torrance on Sunday is dead. It appears that person shot and killed themselves. Word is that could also be the suspect in Saturday’s Monterey Park shooting that left ten people dead.
(Monterey Park, CA) — Officials in southern California are set to address the latest in the investigation related to Saturday’s deadly mass shooting. A press conference is slated for 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. This, after ten people were killed in Monterey Park as a gunman opened fire near a Lunar New Year celebration at a dance studio. At least ten others were wounded and the suspect got away. Earlier Sunday in nearby Torrance, authorities were engaged in a standoff with what they called a “barricaded suspect” in a white van. Reports say that person is dead. It’s unknown if the two incidents are connected. Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/22/us/monterey-park-california-shooting/index.html