California Shooting Suspect Met Ex-Wife at Same Studio He Shot Up: Report

The ex-wife of the suspected gunman who killed 10 people and injured another 10 in a horror shooting at a California dance studio has provided telling insight into her

ex-husband's life as rumors swirl over the possible motive for his actions. The ex-wife, who spoke to CNN and asked not to be named, said the pair met at the same dance

studio he shot up late Saturday night. Huu Can Tran filed for a divorce from her in 2005, which became final a year later. Her account was verified by her sister, who also

spoke to CNN. The Daily Beast has contacted the the ex-wife for comment. Before opening fire at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, Tran, a 72-year-old Chinese

immigrant, was a regular, even providing “informal” lessons at the venue. It remains unclear if he had visited at all in recent years. The pair met two decades ago at a

dance where Tran introduced himself and offered to teach her for free. They married soon after. He wasn’t violent, she said, though he “was quick to anger.” This manifested

in various ways—including while they were dancing. If she took a wrong step, he would occasionally blow up, she claimed. Tran’s affiliation with the dance hall was also

backed by a “long-time acquaintance,” who also wished to remain anonymous, and who told CNN he would make the 5-minute drive to the dance hall “almost every night.” The friend was

reportedly a close friend of Tran between the late 2000’s and early 2010’s. They painted a slightly harsher picture of Tran than the ex-wife, describing how he was “hostile

to a lot of people” at the dance studio and that he believed other instructors said “evil things about him.”