California shooting suspect found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound

23 January, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

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Huu Can Tran, 72, was found dead inside a white cargo van during a confrontation with police in Torrance, California.

A guy accused of carrying out a shooting in California’s Monterey Park has died. Huu Can Tran, 72, was found dead inside a white cargo van during a confrontation with police in Torrance, California, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna, according to CNN. Tran was recognised by his last name and was from Vietnam.

The guy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Luna, who was a police officer. According to the latest story, as people were celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday, a man opened fire at a dance class in Monterey Park. Since then, police have been looking for the culprit.

In a shooting event that happened in California on Saturday at 10:22 p.m. (local time), 10 people died and 10 others sustained injuries.

After the suspect passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna stated evidence linking the man to Monterey Park and the adjacent Alhambra was discovered in the car. According to CNN, he said that a weapon was also discovered in the car.

Sheriff of Los Angeles County Robert Luna reported that the incident claimed the lives of five males and five women. As reported by CNN, at least 10 other people suffered injuries, “were transported to numerous local hospitals and are listed in various conditions from stable to critical,” according to the Sheriff’s department.

United States President Joe Biden on Sunday ordered all US flags at public buildings to be flown at half-staff until sunset, January 26, according to a statement released by the White House. He further said that flag shall be flown at half-staff at all US embassies, allegations and consular offices and other facilities abroad.

“I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, January 26, 2023,” Biden said in a statement.

“I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations,” he added.

In a separate statement, Joe Biden and Jill Biden offered condolences to the victims of the mass shooting in Monterey Park. He said that they know how deeply the attack has affected the Asian American and Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) community.

“Jill and I are thinking of those killed and injured in last night’s deadly mass shooting in Monterey Park. While there is still much we don’t know about the motive in this senseless attack, we do know that many families are grieving tonight, or praying that their loved one will recover from their wounds,” Biden said in a statement.