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11th victim dies after Monterey Park shooting as police explore motive theories

Investigators said an 11th person has died on Jan. 23 after a shooting at a ballroom in Monterey Park, a Los Angeles suburb. (Video: Reuters)

Investigators are probing what led a shooter to gun down dancers on the eve of Lunar New Year at a dance studio in Monterey Park, a majority-Asian Los Angeles suburb, as more details emerge.

On Monday, a woman in her 70s who was injured in Saturday’s shooting died at a local hospital, bringing the death toll to 11 victims.

Here’s what to know

  • The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner identified three women and a man who were killed: My Nhan, 65; Lilan Li, 63; Xiujuan Yu, 57; Alvero Valentino, 68. The office said the rest of the first 10 people killed in the shooting were in their 50s, 60s and 70s. Nine others were wounded.
  • The gunman, 72-year-old Huu Can Tran, had recently gone to the police near his home to make allegations against his family, including claims of fraud and poisoning, authorities said Monday.
  • Tran showed up at the Lai Lai Ballroom in Alhambra, Calif., after the Star Ballroom shooting, but Brandon Tsay, who helps run the business with his family, disarmed him and he fled. Tran was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot, police said.
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said Monday that authorities were investigating what could have driven the shooting, saying they were investigating rumors that it was fueled by some sort of jealousy or personal relationship, but had not confirmed anything. Motive remains unclear, he said.
  • Tran was a regular at the two studios and dancing was his sole hobby, said a former roommate, adding that Tran was angry with others who attended and worked at the venues.
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The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner identified three women and a man who were killed: My Nhan, 65; Lilan Li, 63; Xiujuan Yu, 57; Alvero Valentino, 68. The office said the rest of the first 10 people killed in the shooting were in their 50s, 60s and 70s. Nine others were wounded.
The gunman, 72-year-old Huu Can Tran, had recently gone to the police near his home to make allegations against his family, including claims of fraud and poisoning, authorities said Monday.
Tran showed up at the Lai Lai Ballroom in Alhambra, Calif., after the Star Ballroom shooting, but Brandon Tsay, who helps run the business with his family, disarmed him and he fled. Tran was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot, police said.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said Monday that authorities were investigating what could have driven the shooting, saying they were investigating rumors that it was fueled by some sort of jealousy or personal relationship, but had not confirmed anything. Motive remains unclear, he said.
Tran was a regular at the two studios and dancing was his sole hobby, said a former roommate, adding that Tran was angry with others who attended and worked at the venues.

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