Elderly California gunman dead after killing 10

California police say the gunman suspected of killing 10 people in a ballroom dance studio near Los Angeles was a 72-year-old Asian, who was later found dead in a white

van. The man, Huu Can Tran, had a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was declared dead at the scene, LA County Sheriff Robert Luna said. Celebrations for Lunar New Year

had been under way in Monterey Park, known for its large Asian population. Police do not yet know the motive. Ten people were wounded in the shooting, and seven are

still in hospital, some in a critical condition, the sheriff said at a news conference on Sunday afternoon in Monterey Park. He added that the 10 people who died were still

being identified, but they "seem to be probably in their 50s, 60s and some maybe even beyond there". Earlier, officials said five women and five men had been killed, all

"probably" of Asian descent. Monterey Park residents express shock at shooting America's gun culture - in seven charts The mass shooting, one of the deadliest in

California's history, began at around 22:22 local time on Saturday (06:22 GMT on Sunday) at the popular Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, about seven miles (11km) east

of central Los Angeles. Police Chief Scott Wiese said that what his officers found was a "scene of carnage", and that the first officers to get there were some of the

youngest on his squad, having only just finished their training a few months ago. "They came across a scene none of them have prepared for," he said. "There were injured

people inside and dead people inside. My young officers did their job."