- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 22, 2023

Authorities identified the suspect in the mass shooting at a Los Angeles area nightclub at a Sunday night press conference.

Huu Can Tran, 72, was found dead in a van that had been surrounded by police Sunday, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

With Mr. Tran’s death, there are “no outstanding suspects,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna told reporters Sunday night.

Mr. Tran, according to authorities, killed five men and five women and wounded at least ten others at a dance hall on Saturday night, the eve of the Lunar New Year, a major celebration in Asian-American communities.

Sheriff Luna said it wasn’t clear what motivated Saturday night’s rampage.

“We still are not clear on the motive. The investigation continues,” Sheriff Luna said.

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Rep. Judy Chu, California Democrat, said that the area’s large Asian-American community had been paralyzed with fear over the past day, for fear that an active shooter was stalking the community.

“Feel safe. You are no longer in danger,” she said. “This shooter is gone.”

• Victor Morton can be reached at vmorton@washingtontimes.com.

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