Police: Monterey Park shooting suspect found dead

An aerial view of the Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California.
(Image credit: Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

The suspect in Saturday night's mass shooting at a dance studio in Monterey Park, California, died on Sunday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna announced Sunday evening.

Luna said that at around 10:20 a.m., police officers in Torrance, a city about 30 miles away from Monterey Park, attempted to pull over a white cargo van possibly linked to the shooting. The driver pulled into a shopping center, and as the officers approached the vehicle, they heard a gunshot. After a SWAT team cleared the van, police found the suspect slumped over, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Evidence found inside the vehicle connected the suspect — identified by Luna as Huu Can Tran, a 72-year-old Asian man — to the Monterey Park shooting and another incident in nearby Alhambra.

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