California: Mass Shooting Leaves 10 Dead, Dozens Injured

The Los Angeles, California Sheriff's Dept. on Sunday identified Huu Can Tran as the suspected gunman in Saturday's Monterey Park shooting. He allegedly killed ten people celebrating the Lunar New Year at a ballroom dance studio.

California: Mass Shooting Leaves 10 Dead, Dozens Injured
Image credit: AP [via The New York Times]

Facts

  • The Los Angeles, California Sheriff's Dept. on Sunday identified Huu Can Tran as the suspected gunman in Saturday's Monterey Park shooting. He allegedly killed ten people celebrating the Lunar New Year at a ballroom dance studio.
  • The mass shooting, which occurred in the evening on Lunar New Year's Eve, also injured at least ten others whom authorities say are being treated in local hospitals — their conditions reportedly range from stable to critical.
  • Law enforcement originally described the suspect as being in his 30s to 50s, though police now say the perpetrator was 72-year-old Tran who was found dead Sunday morning by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  • A team comprising of the county homicide bureau, Monterey Park Police, the FBI, and the California Office of Emergency Services is investigating the shooting, which took place on West Garvey Avenue — a hub of Asian American supermarkets and restaurants.
  • Police are investigating whether the shooting — which took the lives of five males and five females — was connected to another shooting that took place 20 minutes later at the Lai Lai Ballroom in the nearby city of Alhambra. No injuries were reported at that scene and the suspect fled after patrons took away the weapon.
  • The shooting in Monterey Park comes less than a week after two gunmen killed six people, including a 10-month-old baby, in central California. According to the Gun Violence Archive, more than 44K Americans died from gun violence in 2022.

Sources: Insider, LA Times, Guardian, ABC, FOX News, and Forbes.

Narratives

  • Left narrative, as provided by ABC. This shooting was yet another senseless act of gun violence that tragically disrupted a cultural celebration in America. No matter who the victims or the perpetrators are, these constant tragedies need to come to an end so Americans of all backgrounds can feel safe in their communities.
  • Right narrative, as provided by PJ Media. The classic anti-white and anti-gun talking points were on full display when news of this shooting first broke — the only problem is that the suspect is an Asian man and the weapon he reportedly used was a pistol. This story will probably fade from the headlines in the coming days, as the mainstream media realizes it can no longer use it to moralize about "assault rifles " or "white supremacy."

Predictions