Huu Can Tran, a 72-year-old man, opened fire at a dance studio in Monterey Park, California, killing 10 people and injuring 10 others before fleeing the scene. He was later found dead in a van from a self-inflicted gunshot wound as law enforcement closed in on him.
Why it matters
The motive for the attack remains unknown. The shooting happened during Lunar New Year weekend, while the city's large Asian American community was celebrating. The incident is significant as it is one of 33 mass shootings that have occurred in the US in the past three weeks.
What the papers say
Sources agree on the key details of the event, including the number of casualties and the identity of the suspect. Some sources provide additional information, such as the fact that Tran had previously frequented the establishment, and that a second handgun was discovered inside the van where he was found dead.
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