“Everything is on the table. We don’t know if this a hate crime as defined by law, but who walks into a dance hall and guns down 20 people?”
Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna in a news conference on Sunday morning following a shooting at a ballroom dance club in Monterey, Park, California. It is the worst mass shooting in LA County in 15 years.
jan 22, 2023
This is a developing story and many details remain unknown at this time.
Who: Police have identified a 72-year-old man in the mass shooting of 10 adults in Monterey Park, California Saturday night. Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna identified Huu Can Tran as the shooter. “The suspect responsible for this tragedy is no longer a threat,” the sheriff said in a news conference.
What: The incident occurred at a ballroom dance club. People were gathering after a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park - a city of 60,000 people located about 10 miles outside of Los Angeles with a predominantly Asian American population. Limited details are known, but the gunman acted then fled the scene.
When: Around 10:20 p.m. on Saturday. Lunar New Year is being celebrated this weekend, bringing thousands of people to the city.
Why: The gunman's motive is still unknown.