Huu Can Tran, 72, of Hemet, California, has been identified as the man responsible for a deadly shooting in Monterey Park, California.
He is accused of opening fire at a dance studio, killing 10 people and injuring 10 more during the city's major Asian American community's Lunar New Year weekend celebrations.
According to law enforcement officials, Tran died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a strip mall parking lot along Sepulveda and Hawthorne boulevards in Torrance.
"We still are not clear on the motive," Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said. "The investigation continues ... we want to know how something this awful can happen."
An advisory from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department described the suspect as an adult Asian man who was 150 pounds and was around 5 feet 10 inches tall. The man was depicted wearing a hat, spectacles, and a black leather jacket.
According to public records and law enforcement sources, Tran had been residing at The Lakes at Hemet West, a mobile home park that advertised itself as "A 55+ Active Living Community."
Authorities say Tran entered the nearby Lai Lai Ballroom & Studio about 20 minutes after the incident in Monterey Park.
"The suspect walked in there, probably with the intent to kill two more people," Luna said. "But two community members disarmed him, took possession of his weapon, and the suspect ran away."
Police spotted the white cargo van observed fleeing the scene of the shooting at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, according to Luna. Officers left their police car to speak with the van's occupant when they heard one gunshot.
A SWAT team found that the suspect had a self-inflicted gunshot wound and pronounced him dead at the site at 1 p.m. According to officials, the man inside the van was Tran, the mass shooting suspect.
Several pieces of evidence were discovered linking the suspect to both sites during the examination of the van. According to investigators, there was a weapon inside the vehicle with the stolen license plates. According to officials, the weapon taken by community members in Alhambra was a magazine-fed, semiautomatic assault pistol with an extra magazine added.
Possession of this specific pistol with an extended magazine is prohibited in California.
Luna assured the public that police would consider "every possibility" to figure out the motive for the horrific shooting.