SWAT intervenes the van of the alleged perpetrator of the shooting in which ten people died and another ten were injured in a dance hall in Monterrey Park, in California.
12 hours after the massacre and 45 kilometers from it, a body slumped behind the wheel of the vehicle appears to be the corpse of the shooter. Huu Can Tran, 72, committed suicide after his vehicle was stopped at a traffic checkpoint.
“At 12:52 noon, the SWAT team approached, cleared the van, determined that the suspect suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was deceased. During the search, various pieces of evidence were found inside the van that linked the suspect. with the locations of Monterey Park and Alhambra. In addition, a gun was discovered inside the van,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff explained. Robert G. Moon.
**Can Tran, of Asian origin, was driving the van that police had been looking for since the shooting, just after 10pm on Saturday.**The shooter had fled after several people managed to wrest his pistol from him as he tried to fire again in another ballroom, this time in the town of Alhambra. The motive for the crime is unknown at this time.
Monterey Park, a San Gabriel Valley city of 61,000, has a largely Asian-American population. Located east of Los Angeles, the suburb is 65% Asian-American, 27% Latino and 6% white, according to official census data.
This Saturday is the worst massacre in the United States since the shooting in Ovalde, Texas, last spring, in which 21 people died, 19 children and two teachers at the Robb Primary School.
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