Mass shooting in Monterey Park: Patient dies in hospital, bringing death toll to 11


Monterey Park mayor speaks out about mass shootings

Monterey Park mayor speaks out about mass shootings


One of four patients in Saturday night’s mass shooting, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Monterey Park who was treated at the County-USC Medical Center, has died of “serious injuries”, bringing the death toll to 11.

Another 10 people were injured in a mass shooting late Saturday in Monterey Park on a Lunar New Year celebration that attracted thousands. A motive had yet to be officially determined Monday morning, a day after the gunman committed suicide.

At 10:22 p.m. Saturday, Monterey Park police officers responded to a report of gunfire at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio on the 100 block of West Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park, a city about eight miles east of Los Angeles.

Next, the suspect went to the city of Alhambra, about two miles away, and entered the Lai Lai Ballroom and Studio, a similar dance hall. At least one person, a relative of the owners of the studio, confronted the suspect, got into a fight with him. He was able to take the suspect’s weapon away before the suspect fled.

Around 11 a.m. Sunday, Torrance Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies surrounded a white van described as a vehicle of interest on Hawthorne and Sepulveda Boulevards near Del Amo Mall, about 30 miles south of Monterey Park. At about 12:40 a.m., a SWAT team swarmed into the vehicle and searched the interior.

The sheriff’s department said the suspect shot himself in the van. Detectives found evidence in the van, including a gun, that links him to both locations. No further suspects were sought.

Investigators identified the shooter as 72-year-old Huu Can Tran.



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