California shooting turns mass celebration into massacre on Lunar New Year

Published on 23 Jan 2023 4:15:16 PM

A gunman killed 10 people at a ballroom dance hall during a Lunar New Year celebration late on Saturday (Jan 21) in California before fleeing the scene and later killing himself when approached by police on Sunday (Jan 22).

Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said the motive for the shooting was not known.

He identified the suspect as Huu Can Tran, 72, who wielded a pistol with a high-capacity magazine.