MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — Huu Can Tran, 72, was a truck driver, a divorcee and an immigrant who moved to Texas Then California. Then On SaturdayHe became the oldest suspect in a mass shooting incident in U.S. History by using a barrage o’ ammunition. 11 people were killed and nine more were injured. As this Asian American Community gathered to celebrate Lunar New Year.
Days After the attack, detectives searched for a motive. Tran They would do such violence.
Here’s What we know so far
Huu Can Tran attacked Asian American dance studios
Authorities Believe Tran A person outside a vehicle was shot at. Star Dance Studio In Monterey Park Before entering the local fixture, where an event was taking place. Tran He fired at least 42 shots using his modified semi-automatic gun, hitting some of those 20 multiple times.
Then He traveled approximately three miles to reach another dance studio in his community. Lai Lai Ballroom & Studio In AlhambraA second attack was stopped by the son of the owner. Brandon Tsay, who was working in the dance hall’s entry area that evening. Tsay You have to wrestle the weapon from your hands Tran. He The 911 operator was then contacted to report that the incident had occurred. Tran Had left in a white cargo van.
Monterey Park The shooter was making his own firearm suppressors
Authorities Retrieved from a search warrant Tran’s Hemet home a .308 caliber rifle and items that led them to believe the suspect was manufacturing homemade firearm suppressors, said Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna At a news conference Monday.
Officers Also found “an unknown amount” of .308 and 9mm caliber ammunition in various containers that were being counted, Luna said.
Authorities Retrieved from a Chinese-manufactured Norinco Commercial 7.62x25mm handgun. It was registered to TranHe did so in his white cargo van and the clothes he was wearing when attacking the dance halls. Monterey Park And Alhambra, Luna said.
Luna It was stated that Gun taken from Tran By the son of his owner Of Lai Lai Ballroom & Studio, Brandon Tsay, was a 9mm caliber semi-automatic MAC-10 assault weapon. He Although the weapon had been modified, witnesses were still being interviewed so they declined to confirm.
Motive It is not clear if the following:What What drove this madman to do it?
Despite Rumours abound. Tran’s Motives Saturday night, Luna said detectives do not know why Tran They were targeting the dance halls. The The FBI is cooperating in this part of the investigation Luna said.
“There’s information out there that the suspect may have committed these crimes … due to jealousy or some relationship issues,” Luna said. “We’re hearing those things too but have not confirmed any of that information. It’s part of what our investigators are diligently looking into.”
Luna said detectives were looking into reports of possible relationships between the suspect and individuals at the dance hall, but could not confirm any relations yet. But So far Luna It was stated that there is no evidence that any victim is related with the suspect.
Authorities We have ruled that out Tran was acting in connection avec the Lunar New YearThe major holiday of the year is Asian Community that started over the weekend.
“What drove a madman to do this?” Luna said. “We don’t know, but we intend to find out. and we’re as curious as you are because it’s, I mean, this is disturbing.”
Monterey Park shooter had ‘limited’ criminal history
Tran Had a “limited criminal history,” Luna That was in 1990, when he was arrested for illegally possessing a firearm.
Earlier this year, he repeatedly visited a police station in Hemet, where he had recently moved to a small home inside a retirement community — about 75 miles east of his former San Gabriel Valley Community and their dance halls Hemet Police Department Spokesman Alan Reyes Tran His family claimed that he had been poisoned. Los Angeles County Over the past several decades. Tran told police he would return to the station with evidence of the alleged crimes but never did, Reyes said.
What We are aware of Huu Can Tran’s Background
Authorities I haven’t said where Tran What he did or where he went during the twenty-four hours following the attacks. He This was the location. Torrance, roughly 27 miles away from the dance halls, when he fatally shot himself Sunday While he is driving in his cargo van, afternoon His arrest was made by the police.
Luna Monday that authorities had not been able to notify Tran’s next of kin of his death, and he noted that doing so was part of the process of figuring out his background.
What Is known about Tran’s The background is still limited. According Public records show that he immigrated to Canada in his first attempt. Texas Before you move to the San Gabriel Valley In the late 1980s. Tran Several cities were visited, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Alhambra And Monterey Park, all of which have become home to one of the largest diaspora communities of Chinese American Immigrants from outside of China.
Tran was married for 4 1/2 years before he filed for a dissolution of marriage with no minor children in 2005. While He was married to his wife and they lived together in a San Gabriel He owned his home for almost two decades. The divorce, which was uncontested, was finalized the following year, according to court records.
Tran was the chief executive officer of his own trucking company, Tran’s Trucking IncBased out of his San Gabriel home, which he started in 2002 and dissolved in 2004, per business filings with the California Secretary Of State. He His certificate of dissolution noted that the corporation had never acquired any assets.