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the person who Shoot 10 people dead In a Southern California dance studio once appeared at the venue regularly until he met his ex-wife there. Three people who knew him told CNN.
Police said Huu Can Tran, 72, opened fire at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park Saturday night. before shooting himself after a manhunt across the region on Sunday.
His ex-wife said she met Tran about two decades ago at a dance studio. a popular gathering place for the community where he teaches informal lessons. Tran saw her at the dance, introduced herself and offered her a free lesson, she said.
The two got married shortly after meeting. According to his ex-wife, who asked not to be named because the case is sensitive. Although Tran never used violence against her. But she said he can get angry quickly. He’ll be upset because he feels it makes him look bad. She said that after being together for many years. She felt that he had lost interest in her. Her sister, who asked not to be named, has verified her account.
It’s unclear how often Tran has been to dance halls in recent years.
Tran filed for divorce in late 2005, and a judge approved it the following year. According to Los Angeles court records.
Tran is an immigrant from China. According to a copy of the marriage certificate that his ex-wife showed to CNN.
Drive 5 minutes from his house: Another longtime friend of Tran recognized him for appearing frequently at the dance studio. An anonymous friend became close to Tran in the late 2000s and early 2010s when he said Tran would drive about five minutes from his home in San Gabriel to the Sta dance studio. Ballroom “Almost every night”
Tran often complained when the dance-room instructors disliked him and said, “Evil things about him,” the friend recalled, adding that Tran was “an enemy of many people out there.”
In general, Tran is easily irritated, very grumpy, and seems distrustful of others, said the friend.
Tran used to work as a truck driver according to his ex-wife.
Business records state that Tran registered the business as Tran’s Trucking Inc. in California in 2002, but dissolved two years later. It is written in the company’s filings that the company has never acquired known assets or incurred known debts or liabilities.
Buy a mobile home in Hemet: In 2013, Tran sold his San Gabriel home. which he owned for more than two decades. property record show
Seven years later, Tran reportedly bought a mobile home in an elderly community in Hemet, California, a suburb about 85 miles east of Los Angeles.
Tran’s friend said he had not seen Tran in years and was “very shocked” to hear about the shooting.
“I know a lot of people. And if they go to Star Studio, they always go there,” said the friend. and added that he “Worried that maybe I knew someone” of a shooting victim