Law enforcement officials swarmed and entered a white van Sunday afternoon that officials suspect was driven by a gunman who opened fire on a Southern California ballroom dance studio, killing 10 people and wounding 10 more.
Police surrounded the van with tactical vehicles and bomb squad trucks for hours before going in. A person’s body appeared to be slumped over the wheel, but authorities did not immediately identify the person in the van.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna previously released photos of an Asian man who was believed to be the suspect, but he did not release the man’s name.
The manhunt came after a gunman killed 10 people at a ballroom dance studio late Saturday amid Lunar New Years celebrations in the predominantly Asian American community of Monterey Park. He likely tried and failed to target a second dance hall, authorities said.
I am beginning to question the proposition that what America really needs is more people with access to military-grade rifles.
When Clinton banned assault rifles in 1994, mass shootings dropped by 44%. When Republicans let this ban expire in 2004, mass shootings increased by 245%.
Listen. It’s the guns.https://t.co/pHbahzk2eL— Jane of the North (@JaneotN) January 22, 2023