Suspect Dead After Lunar New Year Shooting in California: What We Know

The motive behind an 72-year-old gunman’s rampage at a Los Angeles-area dance hall that left ten people dead on Saturday night remains unclear. The gunman shot and killed

himself late Sunday morning after police attempted to stop his vehicle. Authorities say the man was thwarted in an attempt to enter a second dance hall on Saturday night, thanks

to the heroics of those inside. More information about the victims is expected to emerge Monday. Below is what we know about this still developing story.The manhunt is over,

but the search for a motive isn’t The gunman, identified by police on Sunday as 72-year-old Hoo Can Tran, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound late Sunday morning.

At around 10:20 a.m. in a grocery store parking lot in Torrance, California, police attempted to stop the driver of a white van, believing it was the suspected shooter. The driver

then shot and killed himself as police approached, and authorities later confirmed that evidence found inside the van indicated that it was the gunman, and that he had acted

alone. Authorities are still investigating the gunman’s motive and say they have not ruled out any possibilities, including whether the shooting could be classified as a

hate crime, or whether he knew any of his victims. Earlier Sunday, police had only described the shooter as a male Asian somewhere between the age of 30 and 50. The Los

Angeles Sheriff’s Department eventually released these images of the suspect: