Police have recognized the suspect in Saturday night time’s mass taking pictures in Monterey Park, California, as Huu Can Tran, a 72-year-old Asian man.
Authorities say Tran died after taking pictures himself in a van that police surrounded Sunday in close by Torrance.
The shooter killed 10 and injured 10 others following a Lunar New Yr celebration within the Los Angeles County metropolis of Monterey Park. A separate incident occurred in neighboring Alhambra shortly thereafter, however nobody has been reported injured.
“We nonetheless usually are not clear on the motive,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna advised reporters Sunday night. “The investigation continues and that’s one thing that… we wish to know. We wish to understand how one thing like this, one thing this terrible can occur.”
Torrance cops positioned a white van matching an outline from the taking pictures and adopted it into the car parking zone of a shopping mall, in accordance with Luna.
When officers obtained out of their car to contact the van’s driver, a gunshot rang out. The officers didn’t return hearth.
The officers pulled again and two armored SWAT automobiles responded to the scene as backup, however examination of the scene discovered the suspect had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he added. The suspect was pronounced useless on the scene.
“Investigators performed a search of the car and decided the male contained in the van was the mass taking pictures suspect,” Luna stated on the press convention, noting that the car’s plates are assumed stolen.
“In the course of the search, a number of items of proof have been discovered contained in the van, linking the suspect to each areas in Monterey Park and Alhambra. As well as, a handgun was found contained in the van.”
Luna stated there have been “no excellent suspects” from the taking pictures, however emphasised that the investigation was ongoing.
The sheriff on Sunday famous that many of the victims have been of their 50s, 60s or older.
Authorities are additionally wanting into Tran’s legal and psychological well being historical past as they look at doable motives within the case.