Report: CA shoots suspect dead by self-inflicted gunshot wound

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The suspect in the shooting at Saturday night’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Torrance, CA, has been found dead in a white van, according to police. Los Angeles Times. Police believe the death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to the Timea white van that police believed to be related to the suspect was parked in a parking lot at a strip mall in Torrance, California.

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Officers attempted to pull the van over around 10am on Sunday, but the suspect – who was reportedly driving the van – allegedly shot himself before he could be apprehended.

A police officer walks near a scene where a shooting took place in Monterey Park, CA, Sunday, January 22, 2023. Nine people were killed in a mass shooting late Saturday in a city east of Los Angeles after a New Year’s Eve celebration that drew thousands, said the police. (TBEN Photo/Jae C. Hong)

SWAT officers entered the van around 1:00 p.m. and found the dead suspect.

CNN reports that investigators are working to make sure the deceased is the suspect in the Lunar New Year shooting.

Breitbart News reported that ten people were killed in the Lunar New Year attack and that police were looking for a “male Asian suspect.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins has a Ph.D. in military history, with a focus on the Vietnam War (Brown Water Navy), the United States Navy since its inception, the Civil War, and early modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Reach him directly at [email protected]

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