Monterey Park shooter told cops his family tried to poison him

California dance club mass shooter Huu Can Tran went to his local police station earlier this month to make several allegations against his family – including that they tried to poison him years ago. decades.

“Tran attended the lobby of the Hemet Police Department on January 7 and 9, 2023, alleging past allegations of fraud, robbery and poisoning involving his family in the Los Angeles area 10 to 20 years ago. years,” police said in a statement quoted by PKBNEWS.

“Tran said he would return to the station with documents regarding his allegations but never returned,” he added.

The Hemet Department reported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for further information, saying it was a “very sensitive ongoing investigation.”

Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said his agency is investigating whether Tran’s allegations contributed to the ‘madness’ that unfolded on Saturday, when he shot at least 42 times, killing 11 people at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio, NBC Los Angeles reported.

Tran was armed with a Mac-10 semi-automatic assault weapon when he burst into the dance hall and launched the attack during the Lunar New Year celebration.

Huu Can Tran, who killed 11 people at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, told police earlier this month that his family tried to poison him.
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Van in which Tran committed suicide
Tran killed himself inside his white van as police burst in.
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Authorities have not revealed a possible motive for the massacre, although a law enforcement source previously told LA Magazine that Tran was looking for his wife in a possible fit of jealous rage.

Police recovered a .308 caliber rifle, hundreds of cartridges and a variety of electronic equipment from Tran’s trailer in Hemet, where they also found evidence that he apparently made “gun suppressors”. “.

Tran shot and killed himself inside his pickup truck as Torrance, Calif. officers approached the white cargo vehicle, in which they recovered a Norinco 7.62 X 25mm handgun .

The 72-year-old shooter is the oldest person to carry out such an attack in the United States, according to a Violence Project study cited by the Los Angeles Times.


Flowers in front of the Star Dance Studio on January 23, 2023.
Flowers in front of the Star Dance Studio on January 23, 2023.
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A candlelight vigil was held at Monterey Park City Hall to commemorate the victims.
A candlelight vigil was held at Monterey Park City Hall to commemorate the victims.
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Older people are usually the victims, not the perpetrators, Jaclyn Schildkraut, acting executive director of the Regional Armed Violence Research Consortium, told the newspaper.

The average age of mass shooters is 33, making Tran more than twice as old as the vast majority of attackers, according to the two organizations, which collect data dating back to 1966.

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