New York, Europe Brief News – At least 10 people were killed and 10 others wounded in a shooting attack in Monterey Park, a city east of Los Angeles.
The shooting was reported around 10:22 p.m. on Saturday inside a Chinese-owned ballroom dance studio near a Lunar New Year celebration.
The suspect was later found dead inside a van from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The police identified the suspect as Huu Can Tran, a 72-year-old Asian man, without revealing his motive.
None of the victims have been identified, as officials work to notify family members.
Five of the people killed were women and five were men, and were older, “probably in their 50s, 60s and beyond.”
At least 10 other people who suffered injuries were taken to area hospitals with conditions ranging from stable to critical.
Monterey Park Police Chief Scott Wiese said officers responded within three minutes of the first 911 call. The suspect was still able to get away.
About 20-30 minutes later, the police said, the same gunman walked into a second ballroom dance hall, located in nearby Alhambra, with the “intent to kill more people.”
There, at Lai Lai Ballroom and Studio, two people disarmed him of a “magazine-fed assault-style pistol.”