On Sunday, Los Angeles County Sheriff said the suspect responsible for the Monterey Park shooting, which left 10 people dead, has died due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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A 72-year-old Huu Can Tran, who was found guilty in the Monterey Park shooting, has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The shooting led to 10 people dead and another ten people wounded.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said law enforcement was dealing with a barricaded suspect in Torrance. According to the Sheriff, a white van pulled into a shopping centre parking lot at 10:20 am, and they heard a single gunshot inside the vehicle.
The officers approached the van at 12:52 pm wearing tactical gear and armour and what they saw was the suspect found dead.
The suspect was found guilty of killing 5 men, 5 women and 10 wounded at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio shooting in Monterey Park.
The officers reached the shooting spot shortly after they heard a call of shots fired, which left 10 people wounded outside the Star Dance Studio. According to the Sheriff, the 10 wounded individuals were rushed to the nearby local hospital.
Almost all the people who died and were wounded in the shooting were found to be 50 years old. The Los Angeles County Sheriff said in an interview that a magazine-fed semi-automatic assault pistol with an extended large capacity magazine was recovered from the shooting spot.
He even said that the weapon is not legal in California. Some news helicopters captured the dramatic scene of a white van with multiple armoured vehicles in front of it and some officers in body armour behind the truck.
Joe Biden also has been Updated on Monterey Park Deadly Mass Shooting
Jill and I are praying for those killed and injured in last night’s deadly mass shooting in Monterey Park.
I’m monitoring this situation closely as it develops, and urge the community to follow guidance from local officials and law enforcement in the hours ahead.
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 22, 2023
The White House Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced President Joe Biden has also been updated on the shooting.
The President made a statement that Jill and he are thinking of those killed and injured in last night’s deadly mass shooting. He also said they know how many families are grieving tonight while there is still much they don’t know about the motive of this attack.
They also prayed for their loved ones and will recover from their wounds. On Thursday, Biden ordered flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset. The California Government, Gavin Newsom, took to Instagram to announce that he visited the shooting location.
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Newsom made a statement that the strength of the community is incredible, and there is no other country in the world that is terrorised by the constant stream of gun violence.
People Reactions on Monterey Park Shooting on Twitter
A survivor recounts the carnage inside Star Dance Studio after the gunman opened fire. She says the suspect unloaded his weapon then went outside, reloaded and returned for a second round.
Hear her firsthand account at 11pm @ABC7 #MontereyPark pic.twitter.com/qXWKrYZS3Q
— Leanne Suter (@abc7leanne) January 23, 2023
"I was definitely devastated," said Actress Sherry Cola, who is from Monterey Park. "I definitely cried myself to sleep." https://t.co/i3z3APelno
— KCAL News (@kcalnews) January 23, 2023
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