Filipino among fatalities in Monterey Park shooting
The death toll in the mass shooting inside a dance hall in Monterey Park in Los Angeles, California has risen to 11, with one fatality identified as a Filipino, an ABS-CBN North America News Bureau report said Tuesday.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office identified the victim as Valentino Alvero, 68 years old. Friends of Alvero confirmed he was one of the victims in the Monterey Park shooting, the report said.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said it is withholding the identities of the other victims while their next of kin are notified.
Huu Can Tran, 72, used a semi-automatic pistol in a rampage in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park on Saturday night, killing men and women in their 50s, 60s and 70s.
He then drove to another dance studio where police say only the quick actions of a young man who wrestled the weapon off him prevented another slaughter.
Hours later, Tran shot himself dead after police found his white van.