Monterey Park left 'looking for answers' as police probe deadly shooting

Authorities were hunting for a motive on Monday after the deadly shooting at a dance hall in Southern California that left 10 people dead, at least 10 others injured and

residents of Monterey Park shaken. Investigators were probing the background of suspect Huu Can Tran after the mass shooting at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio rocked the

majority-Asian community as it gathered to celebrate the Lunar New Year on Saturday. Tran, 72, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being stopped by authorities

following a manhunt, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said Sunday. “The unimaginable happened in our community last evening," Monterey Park Mayor Henry Lo said in a

statement on Sunday, calling the deadly shooting a "horrible tragedy." "We understand our community is looking for answers," Lo said as he promised to update residents as

the investigation continues. Sources familiar with the investigation said a person in a white van subjected to a traffic stop in the coastal city of Torrance, about 30 miles

from the crime scene, had fit the description of a person seen at crime scenes in both Monterey Park and adjacent Alhambra, where a gunman had entered another dancehall with a

firearm shortly after the shooting in Monterey Park. The gunman was quickly disarmed by community members in the second incident and managed to flee the scene. As

authorities, including SWAT officers, moved in on the van, they found the suspect had died. Several pieces of evidence in the van linked him to both crime scenes, Luna said. A

handgun was also found in the van, he added.