Shooting in California: Huu Can Tran used a semi-automatic handgun to shoot around the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, killing 11 people before turning the gun on himself.
The 72-year-old Asian immigrant who murdered 11 people before killing himself as police closed in on him used to frequent the California dance club where the latest mass shooting in America took place.
Non- Aggressive But had Temper
In Monterey Park, a community with a large Asian population close to Los Angeles, Huu Can Tran shot at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio with a semi-automatic handgun.
A photo of the culprit began to emerge as the little city struggled to cope with the tragedy, which occurred as many in the Asian population were celebrating Lunar New Year.
A marriage document that Tran’s ex-wife provided to CNN indicated that he immigrated from China to the United States. Tran is a popular Vietnamese name.
Shortly after, the pair were married, but it did not last. Tran, who occasionally worked as a truck driver, was described as not being aggressive but having a temper when he felt disrespected, such as when she botched a dance move.
The court documents used by CNN, the couple filed for divorce in 2006.
According to Pat Roth, who spoke to the broadcaster KTLA, “he would stop to pat your dog, and everyone around here thought he was just some quiet little person.”
The broadcaster was told by a guy that Tran was a frequent visitor to the dancing studio in the late 2000s and the early 2010s.
The buddy told how Tran would travel to Monterey Park from his house in San Gabriel, a city three miles (five kilometers) away, almost every evening.
The individual told CNN that Tran was “hostile to a lot of people there” and that Tran would complain about the dancing instructors, whom he said would say “bad things about him.” “Something this terrible,”
Demanded Evidence But Failed To Appear
According to the Los Angeles Times, Tran had been residing in a mobile home in Hemet, a 90,000-person community located about 85 miles east of Los Angeles.
His house was searched by detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is billed as a “55+ active living community” and is located in the Lakes at Hemet West mobile home park.
Hemet PD reported that on January 7 and 9, 2023, “Tran attended the Hemet Police Department lobby, citing historical fraud, embezzlement, and poisoning claims involving his family in the Los Angeles region 10 to 20 years ago.”
“Tran said he would return to the station with proof of his claims, but he never did,” said the police.
The Suspect’s Criminal Record Was Relatively Clean.
The suspect was imprisoned in 1990 for unlawfully having a gun, according to Sheriff Luna, who made this statement during a press conference on Monday.
Following the incident, police used a search order to enter the suspect’s residence. They found hundreds of rounds of loose ammo, a.309 caliber gun many electronic gadgets, and materials that suggested the suspect was “making homemade firearm suppressors,” according to the police.
Authorities, according to Luna, think the semi-automatic gun found at the Alhambra dance club where the suspect was disarmed had certain modifications made to it.
Meanwhile, according to the non-profit research tank The Violence Project, the suspect is one of the oldest people suspected of conducting mass shootings in US history.
According to the Los Angeles Times, detectives were concentrating on Tran’s prior encounters at the two dancing studios and investigating whether jealousy over a romance was the cause.
On Sunday, Tran shot himself in the head as police officers drew near the white van he was driving.
Investigators are looking into Tran’s criminal past and mental health, according to LA County Sheriff Robert Luna.