Suspect in L.A.-area mass shooting killed himself as officers closed in, sheriff says

ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — Authorities say the suspect in a California dance club shooting that left 10 dead has shot and killed himself. Los

Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said Sunday the man killed himself as police officers closed in on the van he used to flee the scene of an attempted second shooting.

Luna identified the suspect at 72-year-old Huu Can Tran. He said no other suspects are at large. Earlier, law enforcement officials swarmed and entered a white

van that officials suspected was driven by a gunman who opened fire on a Southern California ballroom dance studio, killing 10 people and wounding 10 more. Police

surrounded the van with tactical vehicles and bomb squad trucks for hours before going in. A person’s body appeared to be slumped over the wheel and was later removed from the

vehicle. The manhunt came after a gunman killed 10 people at a ballroom dance studio late Saturday amid Lunar New Years celebrations in the predominantly Asian American

community of Monterey Park. He likely tried and failed to target a second dance hall, authorities said. The van was found in Torrance, another community home to many Asian

Americans, about 22 miles from that second location. The shooting sent a wave of fear through Asian American communities in the Los Angeles area and cast a shadow over

Lunar New Year festivities around the country. Other cities sent extra officers to watch over the celebrations. Luna said the shooting at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in

Monterey Park left five women and five men dead and wounded another 10 people. Then 20 to 30 minutes later, a man with a gun entered the Lai Lai Ballroom in nearby Alhambra.