72-Year-Old Asian Gunman Responsible for Deadly Shooting at California Ballroom Dance Studio

Wednesday, a deadly shooting occurred at a ballroom dance studio near los angeles. huu can tran, a 72-year-old asian, was the gunman responsible for the attack. ten people were killed and seven injured in the attack, with all victims being in their 50s, 60s and beyond. five women and five men were killed in the attack and the motive behind the shooting is yet unknown.

Attack happened at a ballroom dance studio near los angeles on wednesday. the first officers to arrive at the scene found a “scene of carnage”. two community members managed to wrestle a semi-automatic assault pistol with an extended magazine off the gunman before he escaped. the gunman was located in a carpark in torrance, located 48km away from the shooting scene.

Attack was carried out by huu can tran, a 72-year-old asian. the weapon may have been illegal in california and the number plates on the van may have been stolen. upon investigation, the suspect was found slumped over the steering wheel with a handgun. police believed the gunman acted alone. the city of monterey park cancelled its lunar new year celebrations, as it has a population of 65% asian american, making it the first mainland us city to have a majority of residents with asian ancestry. the motive behind the shooting is yet unknown.


By Evey Lovelace

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