Man found dead after police standoff in Torrance was the Monterey Park shooting suspect, sheriff says

The man found dead inside a white cargo van after a standoff with police in Torrance, California, has been confirmed as the person suspected of carrying out a mass shooting in

Monterey Park Saturday night, according to police. Huu Can Tran, 72, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said during a news

conference Sunday afternoon. Tran is suspected of opening fire at a dance studio in Monterey Park, killing 10 people and injuring 10 more as the city’s large Asian American

community was celebrating Lunar New Year weekend, Luna said. Video from OnScene.TV shows the scene of the standoff in Torrance. - OnScene.TV SWAT officers had been

in an hours-long standoff at the scene of the white cargo van, which fit the description of a vehicle of interest from the Monterey Park shooting. As authorities ordered

the occupant to leave the van, they heard a sound and believed the driver may have shot himself, law enforcement sources told CNN earlier. Investigators searched the van

after Tran fatally shot himself and discovered “several pieces of evidence” linking Tran to the Monterey Park shooting and another incident in nearby Alhambra, where a group of

people had wrestled a gun away from an armed man at a dance studio, Luna said. A handgun was also discovered inside the van, he said. The Los Angeles County

Sheriff's Department called the suspect "armed and dangerous." - LASD Police and investigators are now working to determine the motive behind the shooting, according to

Luna.