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11 people fatally shot by Hemet, California’s Huu Can Tran in Monterey Park

Huu Can Tran of Hemet, California, United States has died. He was 72.

At 10:22 p.m. on January 21, 2023, Tran entered the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California with a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine. He fired 42 rounds inside the ballroom, fatally shooting 11 people and wounding 10 others.


At around 10:45 p.m., Tran walked in with a 9 mm caliber semiautomatic MAC-10 assault weapon at Lai Lai Ballroom and Studio in Alhambra, California. He fled the scene after Brandon Tsay, 26, wrestled the firearm away.

Just before 1:00 p.m. on January 22, 2023, a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team swarmed a white cargo van in the parking lot of Tokyo Central, a Japanese grocery store in Torrance, Los Angeles County, California. They smashed its windows and found Tran dead in the driver’s seat.


Tran died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Here is the list of the 11 people he fatally shot:

male victims

  1. Wen-Tau Yu, 64
  2. Valentino Marcos Alvero, 68
  3. Ming Wei Ma, 72
  4. Yu-Lun Kao, 72
  5. Chia Ling Yau, 76

female victims

  1. Xiujuan Yu, 57
  2. Hongying Jian, 62
  3. Lilian Li, 63
  4. Mymy Nhan, 65
  5. Muoi Dai Ung, 67
  6. Diana Man Ling Tom, 70

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