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New shootings shake California as police investigate dance hall killings

Seven people were killed as two new shootings rocked California on Monday, less than 48 hours after a 72-year-old man shot and killed 11 people during a Lunar New Year celebration at a Los Angeles dance hall. The latest bloodshed occurred on neighboring farms near Half Moon Bay, a community on the Pacific coast near San Francisco. San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus told the media that seven people were killed and one was injured in two shootings, and 67-year-old Half Moon Bay resident Zhao Chunli was arrested. As the new tragedy unfolded, detectives in the southern tip of the state were still investigating what prompted an elderly Asian immigrant to shoot 11 people gathered for a celebration at a suburban dance hall – before taking his own life. Suspect Huu Can Tran used a semi-automatic handgun in a rampage in Monterey Park Saturday night, killing men and women in their 50s, 60s and 70s. One person was shot in the parking lot. He then drove to another dance studio, where police say only the “heroic” actions of the young man who snatched his gun prevented another carnage. A few hours later, Tran shot himself as police in his white van entered. Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said Monday that Tran, who was arrested in 1994 for illegal possession of a firearm, fired 42 rounds during the attack. crazy to do this? We do not know. But we’re going to find out,” he told reporters. Detectives were looking into Tran’s previous ties to two dance studios, with personal relationships a key area of ​​concern, the Los Angeles Times reported. for a New Year’s Eve party. but said there was almost no evidence that he was related to anyone. – “hostile” – On Monday, a photo of a man who, according to his marriage certificate, had emigrated from China and who was a regular at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Trana’s ex-wife told CNN the couple met there two decades ago when he proposed to her informal lessons. The woman, who did not want to be named, said they were soon married, but the relationship would not be the last, with the divorce finalized in 2006. She said Tran, who sometimes worked as a truck driver, was not aggressive but could be impatient. The man, who said he had previously known Tran, said he would complain about dance teachers who said “bad things” about him, CNN reported. He was “hostile to a lot of people there,” the man told the broadcaster. Detectives who searched the mobile home where Tran lived in Hemet, 85 miles (140 kilometers) east of Los Angeles, recovered the rifle, electronics and ammunition, Luna said. Police in the city said earlier this month that Tran filed charges of “fraud, theft, and poisoning against his family in the Los Angeles area 10 to 20 years ago.” United States since a teenage gunman in Uvalde, Texas, killed 21 people at an elementary school last May. All but two were children. The death toll in Monterey Park, one of California’s largest Asian communities, rose to 11 on Monday when one of those injured in the attack died in hospital. The Los Angeles coroner said all of the dead were in their 50s, 60s or 70s and listed the four dead as My Nhan, 65, Valentino Alvero, 68, Xiujuan Yu, 57, and Lilan Li, 63. Nhan’s family said tragedy “still sinking “She spent so many years going to the Monterey Park dance studio on weekends,” the statement read. “It’s what she loved to do. But unfairly, Saturday was her last dance. about the actions of 26-year-old Brandon Tsay as he struggled in the lobby of the Tran Ballroom to snatch his 9mm MAC-10 semi-automatic weapon from him. I’m trying to use my elbows to get the gun away from him,” Tsay told ABC. “Eventually at one point I managed to pull the gun away from him, move him aside, keep my distance, point the gun at him, intimidate him by yelling, ‘Get the hell out of here.’ I will shoot. Escape. Go.'” Luna praised Tsay, saying “his heroic deed…saved countless lives.” “What a brave man.” hg/tj/ec

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