A 72-year-old man who had no known connection with the victims, opened fire on a group of dancers celebrating Lunar New Year at a ballroom in Monterey Park, California, killing 11 people and injuring nine others.
Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting carried out by Huu Can Tran, who parked a motorcycle nearby, which he may have planned to use to get away.
The mass shooting that took place at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California, continues to baffle investigators as they try to establish a motive for the gunman's attack.
The shooter, 72-year-old Huu Can Tran, had no known connection with any of his victims and had not visited the ballroom for at least five years.
According to Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna, Tran parked a motorcycle nearby that he may have planned to use as a backup getaway vehicle.
Although some reports suggested that Tran may have frequented the dance hall, Luna refuted these claims, stating that he did not appear to target the victims specifically.
The shooting has left the Asian American community fearful, as they witness an increase in violence and hatred directed at them.