Ten people were killed with My Nhan being one of them in the Monterey Park shooting
Another ten were injured in a shooting at a dance class in Monterey Park, California on Saturday night.
The shooter was identified as 72-year-old Hemet resident Huu Can Tran, who was killed after a standoff with police about 25 miles away. Identities have been confirmed for two of the ten victims thus far.
Shooting erupted on Saturday night about 10:20 p.m. during Lunar New Year celebrations at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio, located at 122 West Garvey Avenue in this predominantly Asian area a few miles east of Downtown Los Angeles.
Who is My Nhan Monterey Park California 2023 shooting victim, her age and family
The 1958-born My Nhan was one of the many victims of the mass murder committed by Huu Can Tran. She was one of ten individuals slain on Saturday night when a gunman opened fire at Star Ballroom Dance Studio in the Monterey Park neighbourhood of the San Gabriel Valley. The victims were recognised by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
By the time of her passing, she had reached the age of 65. Twenty to thirty minutes after the incident in Monterey Park, Tran reportedly proceeded to the Lai Lai Ballroom in adjacent Alhambra. Tran allegedly possessed a semiautomatic firearm with an attached large capacity magazine.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing a white van leave the scene, and they provided the police with a description of the vehicle. The van containing the body of the 72-year-old shooter was found on Sunday at a Torrance strip mall.
My Nhan family releases statement
A family statement posted to Twitter by journalist Tiffany Liou – whose husband was Ms Nhan’s nephew – said that her death is “still sinking in”.
“She spent so many years going to the dance studio in Monterey Park on weekends,” the statement said. “It’s what she loved to do. “But unfairly, Saturday was her last dance.”
Mymy Nhan was the first person shot and killed during the #MontereyPark mass shooting.
I've covered a lot of tragedies, and never imagined one would hit so close to home.
My husband's family is hurting beyond measure.
Here's a statement on behalf of the family. pic.twitter.com/q5GXa0g4Kh
— Tiffany Liou (@tliou) January 23, 2023
Investigation continues in Monterey park mass shooting
Authorities had arrested 72-year-old Huu Can Tran of Hemet on suspicion of murder following a shooting at a dance studio in Monterey Park. But Tran shot himself in the head in the parking lot of a Torrance strip mall at the intersection of Sepulveda and Hawthorne boulevards. Authorities are still trying to determine a motive.
Several pieces of evidence were discovered during the investigation of the van that connected the suspect to both sites. Authorities said they recovered a weapon from the stolen van. Police in Alhambra have identified the weapon as a magazine-fed semiautomatic assault handgun with an extended magazine. The state of California prohibits the possession of firearms like this one due to the extended magazine.
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