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Monterey Park, California mass shooting during Lunar New Year celebrations



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The person who officers say killed 10 folks and wounded 10 others over the Lunar New Yr weekend in Monterey Park went to a police station in Hemet, a metropolis in Riverside County, with complaints earlier this month. 

Hemet, the place he lived, is about 86 miles from Monterey Park.

The Hemet Police Division stated Huu Can Tran, the alleged shooter, got here into the station twice in early January.

“Tran visited the Hemet Police Division foyer on January 7 and 9, 2023, alleging previous fraud, theft, and poisoning allegations involving his household within the Los Angeles space 10 to twenty years in the past. Tran said he would return to the station with documentation relating to his allegations however by no means returned,” the police division stated in a press release.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division executed a search warrant on Tran’s Hemet house in a neighborhood senior neighborhood, in accordance with the police division. 

The native police division stated it is a “extremely delicate, ongoing investigation” and defers to the sheriff’s division for additional inquiries.

Some background: A longtime acquaintance of Tran remembered him as a daily patron of the Monterey Park dance studio the place the capturing occurred over the weekend. The pal, who additionally requested to not be named, was near Tran within the late 2000s and early 2010s, when he stated Tran would come to the dance studio “virtually each night time” from his then house in close by San Gabriel.

At the moment, Tran typically complained that the instructors on the dance corridor didn’t like him and stated “evil issues about him,” the pal recalled. He stated Tran was “hostile to lots of people there.”

Extra usually, Tran was simply irritated, complained quite a bit and didn’t appear to belief folks, the pal stated.