California police investigate motive in Asian dance hall massacre

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Reuters

By Tim Reid MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (Reuters) -California investigators scrambled on Monday to pin down why an elderly gunman killed 10 people in a Los Angeles-area dance hall popular with older patrons of Asian descent before fatally shooting himself hours later. Police identified 72-year-old Huu Can Tran as the suspect in Saturday night’s massacre, which took place over the Lunar New Year, one of the most festive holidays in Asian cultures. Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said on Sunday that “everything is on the table” in terms of motive for the shooting, which also wounded 10 others. …

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