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LA County shooting: Coroner identifies 11th victim in Lunar New Year massacre

Police tape cordons off the Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. A gunman killed multiple people at the ballroom dance studio late Saturday amid Lunar New Year’s celebrations in the predominantly Asian American community. Jae C. Hong/AP

LA County shooting: Coroner identifies 11th victim in Lunar New Year massacre

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The death toll in the Monterey Park mass shooting in California reportedly rose to 11 on Monday.

One person who was recorded as injured in the shooting reportedly died in the hospital, according to multiple outlets. The development has shifted the numbers to 11 dead and nine injured.

LA COUNTY SHOOTING: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE LUNAR NEW YEAR MASSACRE

No details about the 11th victim had been released as of Monday afternoon, and only two victims’ identities — My Nhan, female, 65, and Lilan Li, female, 63 — had been made public.

The first 10 announced victims were five women and five men. Their ages varied from their 50s to 70s, the coroner’s office previously stated.

The shooting occurred at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio around 10:20 p.m. local time Saturday. A Lunar New Year celebration was taking place at the venue.

The shooter, Huu Can Tran, 72, was at large for several hours before police found him dead in a van from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A handgun was found among the items in the van after an hourslong standoff with SWAT teams before they entered the vehicle.

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More names are expected to be released as families of the unnamed victims are notified of their deaths.

The Washington Examiner reached out to the LA County coroner’s office for confirmation on the 11th victim.

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