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The suspected Monterey Park shooter who killed 10 and injured 10 others is dead, according to authorities. The Monterey Park shooting suspect reportedly killed himself.
During a press conference on Sunday night, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna identified the Monterey Park shooter as 72-year-old Huu Can Tran.
Luna said Tran died inside a white van from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Law enforcement found a handgun inside the van.
Tran used a magazine-fed semi-automatic pistol that had an extended large-capacity magazine attached in the deadly shooting that killed 10, according to Luna.
The sheriff said seven victims are still hospitalized.
On Sunday afternoon, law enforcement surrounded a white van in the city of Torrance – approximately 30 miles southwest of Monterey Park. SWAT units sandwiched the white van with armored BearCat vehicles.
SWAT team agents bashed the passenger window open and entered the vehicle. The officers searched the van and exited soon after.
KNBC out of Los Angeles reported that the man in the van "died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.
Images of the van show a person slumped in the driver's seat and the head on the steering wheel.
\u201c#LASD SEB SWAT operation for an armed suspect in Torrance has concluded. Neighborhood safe.\u201d— SEB (@SEB) 1674423170
Late Saturday night, the gunman shot people at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park. Then about 30 minutes later, the shooter entered the Lai Lai Ballroom in nearby Alhambra. He entered with a gun. The patrons at the dance hall wrestled his gun away, and eyewitnesses said the suspect fled in a white van.
Authorities have not revealed a possible motive for the deadly shooting.
The Monterey Park shooting happened on the first day of a two-day Lunar New Year festival.
Police released an image of the suspect on Sunday, but did not reveal the man's name at the time. The special bulletin said the Monterey Park shooting suspect was an adult Asian male standing about 5 foot 10 inches tall. The bulletin considered the suspect armed and dangerous.
This is a developing story and will be updated when new details become available.
\u201cOn Saturday January 21, 2023 at 10:22 PM the suspect male/adult/Asian pictured above was involved in a shooting. Investigators have identified him as a Homicide suspect and he should be considered armed and dangerous. \nContact LASD Homicide with any information at 323-890-5000.\u201d— Robert Luna (@Robert Luna) 1674415310
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Paul Sacca is a staff writer for Blaze News.