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‘They Saved Lives’: Sheriff Praises Heroes Who Disarmed Monterey Park Shooter at a Second Location

The L.A. county sheriff praised two brave members of the local community on Sunday who he said helped prevent further loss of life after the gunman who had already murdered 10 people at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dancing studio attempted an attack on a second location.
In a press conference, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna explained how around 20 to 30 minutes after the suspected gunman, 72-year-old Huu Can Tran, opened fire at Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California, he then entered another dance studio, Lai Lai Ballroom & Dance Studio in the nearby town of Alhambra.
This combination image created using photos provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shows a male suspect allegedly involved in a shooting on Jan. 21, 2023, in Monterey Park, Calif. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department via AP)
Sheriff Luna said that the suspect was armed with a gun, specifically a “magazine-fed semiautomatic assault pistol” with a large-capacity magazine attached to it when he arrived at the Alhambra studio where he probably intended to kill more people….

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