California experienced two devastating mass shootings in a two-day span. Older men committed the shootings, but as of now, both incidents appear to be unrelated.
The first shooting occurred on Lunar New Year Sunday night in Monterey Park. 72-year-old Huu Can Tran went into an Asian American dance club and opened fire at 10:22 pm, killing 11 people and wounding at least 9 others. Tran then went to another dance hall in Alhambra to attempt a second shooting but was disarmed by a 26-year-old man in a struggle before fleeing from the scene. Tran was found dead the following morning in his white van from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Tran used to regularly dance at the Monterey Park dance hall.
The second shooting happened on Monday in Half Moon Bay, 66-year-old Zhao Chunli killed seven people at two different locations. Zhao killed four people at a local mushroom farm and proceeded to kill three others outside another nursery. Zhao was captured by police at 4:22 pm alive and without incident. At this time it is to be believed that the motive is workplace related. Zhao is due in court on Wednesday.